Thursday, January 22, 2009

He's In The Army (Guard) Now

Hello ladies and gentlemen, it's The Wife taking charge of Jim's blog until he returns later in the summer. It seems so far away and yet I know in a matter of time, he'll be back and The Boy and I can't wait; we miss him tons already!

Anyway, just letting you all know that he passed tape and is in South Carolina now. He was great calling in yesterday as the day went along updating me where he was and what he was doing. The best part of his day was being able to have a hamburger and not worry about his weight now that he was officially in. He just sounded happy and excited as his new journey was beginning :-)

Well, I'll be happy to share any info I get from Jim as I get it so until then, stay warm and be well :>

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Well folks, I'm off to BCT . . . assuming my fat ass makes weight/tape. I HAVE lost weight since I joined the NG but not enough to make my desired weight. I'll still need to be taped for my body fat %. It SHOULD be lower now but I'm still worried they're going to tell me: Nope. Too fat, come back in a few months." That'll be embarrasing as hell, to have to explain that to all the folks who've been supporting me and wishing me good luck & good-bye.

The good news is that The Wife has agreed to log on here from time to time and let you know how I'm doing. She'll pull from my letters, etc. and keep you all up to date on my adventures in Armyland! :-) When I get back, I'll give you all an immesely boring diatribe on my journeys and if/how it changes me. Keep a good thought for me and hope I make my taping and that my old body doesn't get hurt (too much!) during this adventure. Sadly, the joints aren't quite as flexible as they were when I was twenty, so I do worry a bit about that . . .

So, this is me: out for a while!