Clint finally got his butt back to work today! 🙂 This morning he checked into his new command here at Pax River. So far it looks like it will be pretty great situation! The people he’s met so far seem laid back & easy to get along with, and he will be part of a smaller group that will be working an unmanned helicopter called the Firescout. It’s a completely new aircraft for him, so he’s excited about the new experiences and knowledge he will be gaining. The best part is that he will be on days, so we will finally be working similar hours!
But of course, any good news from the Navy must be balanced with some bad news. After all these years, I should have seen this coming! So what’s going on?
The Firescout requires additional training beyond the 2 months he just did in San Diego. It’s not set in stone yet, but it looks like for the 3rd year in a row we will be saying goodbye & parting ways on the Sunday after Turkey Day. Greeeeeeat. Thankfully if this all goes down he will at least be home in time for Christmas, but it doesn’t lessen the fact that he’ll be gone for a majority of the holiday season again. Nonetheless, my elaborate plan for this year is not going to change! The house will still get decorated, the living room will have a tree, and Christmas parties will be attended…but how much he can participate is still in question. Next week we should have more information, so we will see. Fingers crossed that after this he will FINALLY get to stay home!