Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I was not selected for my first choice of pilot, but luckily I added a second choice at the last second and was selected as a navigator. I had not really done much research on being a navigator since I really wanted to be a pilot but the more research I do the more excited I get. It will be a great career, and an amazing adventure for our family. I am so lucky to have a great wife that supports me in this as I know it will not be easy, especially the first couple of years.
I am scheduled to get my flight physical on Dec. 17. Once that gets approved then I will be assigned a class date and can proceed to training. I am hoping to be able to get into training by March or April, but that all depends on how quickly the physical gets approved. The best thing I have going for me is that I am considered age critical so I automatically get pushed to the front of the line for everything.
My first training stop will be OTS for 13 weeks in Alabama by myself. After that we will be going to Pensacola, FL for approximately a year for navigator training. We are all really excited and anxious to get going on this.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This first one may be considered PG-13 so watch it at your own risk.
This video is only 15 seconds, but she kept going for a good couple of minutes.
I think this one was more singing.
Playing peek a boo with the curtains. This wasn't the best peek a boo, but still funny.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I'm a little homeless baby but still stinking cute.
Along with her singing and motions she also used the eye-test equipment as a motorcycle, flung around tissues, played peek-a-boo with the curtains, pretended her hands were spiders crawling all over my face, and decided the lady with appendicitis next door needed a hug (luckily she didn't try to do it). It was one of the funniest nights I have had in a very long time, and happily she is going to be just fine. If you want to see more of the videos just let me know and I will text them to you.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Up in the mountains at big cottonwood
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
First I wrote an email to the widow of a dear friend that died in a bike accident back in June. My family all knew him, but I may have known him best. He was a great man and an amazing friend. He was the one that introduced me to fly fishing as well as just being an inspiration in general. I spent many great days backpacking with him in the Uintahs, and I will always miss him.
I saw his wife on Facebook yesterday and I just really felt like I needed to email her. I pretty much cried the whole time I was writing the email, but it was worth it.
Then I got more information about the application process for the Air Force that was really frustrating and is going to make it even harder to get it all done. So I stopped and said a prayer and cried through that whole thing. On a side note, we got our prayers answered this morning as the paperwork moved to the next level this morning which has taken two and a half months, so we are keeping the hope that it will happen. Any prayers that anybody can spare would be greatly appreciated.
Then I watched a really great movie that I recorded over the weekend called Pride. It is about an all black swim team from Philadelphia and the racial struggle they faced. Again, I cried through most of the end of the movie. I love a good sports movie, and the deeper meaning just added to it.
Then I got an amazing present from my Grandma Drechsel. She recorded and wrote up some of her great spiritual experiences from her amazing life. I read through it last night, and once again I cried even more.
Essentially what I am saying is that I was a cry baby yesterday, but most of it was good crying. Here's to hoping everything works out quickly enough.