Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The eschaton approaches

I found out yesterday that the Army has gotten my paperwork in order, and that I will, in fact, begin the training for my new adventure -- Kosovo -- on Thursday. For a time it looked as though because of the mix-up in leaving Summer Camp, I might miss out on my last two days of leave, and have to report today.

But, no.


I managed yesterday to get the things I'd left behind at the house into storage with my other belongings, and even managed to find a couple of items among the stored things while I was there that I'd wanted to get hold of, if possible.

Not only has Stanford 'de-funded' my position, thus leaving me among the many jobless in America, but the house (which gave my room, not surprisingly, to someone else) has also given away my storage space off the garage under the building, so I was asked just before redeploying to make sure I had everything moved out of there before I leave this week.

Now that that's done, I can busy myself with packing up the stuff I'm taking with me on this deployment, and perhaps even have time left over to visit with the too many friends I've not yet been able to see.

This end-of-deployment leave seems much shorter in practice than it seemed on paper....

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ

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1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Kosovo? Did you volunteer? How did this opportunity come about?

This will so incredibly different than Iraq.

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