Monday, September 4, 2006

Never Finished Raising Kids

Found out how much it would cost to put RJ through Helicopter School and we were pretty shocked at the price - we calculate it will be about $70k when it's all over and done with - and that's to just get him to where he can get a Commercial license, for which you only need 150 flight hours, even though no one will hire you unless you have at least 1,000 hours. Average price for an hour of flight time - a grand. This is going to be fun. I still have two years left for Matt's college, not to mention the twins who haven't started, but will after their time with the Marines is up, which will be next October. Speaking of the twins, Stephen will be receiving yet another Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (aka "NAM").
This type of medal is a meritorious service type of award and is given for meritorious service or achievement in a combat or non-combat situation based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature, and shall be of such merit as to warrant more tangible recognition than is possible by a fitness report or performance evaluation, but which does not warrant a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal or higher.

Don't ask me what he did this time, I just know that the folks in Okinawa are desperately trying to hang on to him, but he's supposed to rotate out next month and will be stationed at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA. Twin 1, Nick, will be finally having knee surgery next month - first or second week of October - and I will be going up to Camp Lejeune to nurse him along. Both twins will finally be together again (after 3 years) when they spend a month leave here in December. I can't wait!

You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
"Kill! Kill!"


Blogger Meari said...

That's a lot of dough to shell out for educations. Wow.

My mom is from Okinawa. Her family is still there... sisters, and maybe aunts and uncles. :-)

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