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Monday, July 11, 2011

Change of Command Time!

Hey -- is this lady really juggling for you?  In my blog post draft this is animated!

Today I'm doing a "reset" of sorts.  As great a time as we had at Disneyworld, on our road trip, and hosting our North Carolina friends showing off the sights of the Florida Panhandle, I realized we were "on the go" for a solid MONTH!

From June 8th through July 10th!  Wow!  And then there's GeekMom Jenny who's currently halfway through a 40-day vacation!

So here's our "reset": The kids are taking it easy, we're taking care of a few errands, cleaning up the house some, and we're getting ready for this weekend's next set of festivities.

My Dear Husband's assumption of command is this Friday.  Dave will be taking command of an Air Force weather squadron, and I couldn't be more proud!  The "change of command" ceremony itself is a pretty elegant affair, and much of our extended family is coming into town this weekend to see the ceremony and celebrate with Dave.

I did a cursory search for some easy-to-digest information to help define Air Force Squadron command to a non-military member.  I didn't think I'd find it, but I found this recent blog post with exactly what I need!  An Air Force Colonel at Sheppard AFB, TX wrote about how squadron commanders are selected and what kind of job is ahead of the Air Force's newest squadron commanders.  Wow!  How easy is that?  I'll just link it for you here:

Sheppard Live: Squadron Command

I'm proud and excited for Dave, but also nervous about what impact squadron command will have on the family.  While part of me is dreading that I'll never see Dave for the next 2 years, that his new wife will be his squadron, I also remember how it was when Dave first started his 3-year PhD program in North Carolina.  Several fellow Air Force PhD-student families warned me, "Kiss Dave goodbye for the next 3 years.  He's going to be living at his office!".

So. Not. True.  Dave did a great job managing his time and even though it was tough work, things didn't seem as bad as I thought they would be.

We are looking forward to have all the parents in town for the weekend, along with Dave's brother and our 16-year-old niece.

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5 Comments:

At Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10:40:00 PM CDT , Blogger Shelly said...

congrats! That is a big deal, and definitely something to be very proud of!

 
At Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:39:00 PM CDT , OpenID rainintorainbows.com said...

Congrats indeed - that's big stuff! (And yes, your lady is juggling for me, even in Google Reader.)

 
At Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:32:00 AM CDT , Blogger Altax said...

That was very informative.

 
At Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:30:00 AM CDT , Blogger The Country Cook said...

So happy for Dave!! That really is wonderful. (And yes, the lady is juggling for me..lol)

 
At Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10:48:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jennifer said...

Congrats! How exciting. That's really quite the accomplishment. :)

Yes, you're lady is juggling for me too!!

 

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