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Anyone's recruit on this ship and Division?

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Me to I am getting so excited.   We are now in the home stretch.  

I will be sure to introduce myself and point out my SR!!!

Wonderful.  I am awful at taking photos.

Perfect I will have my camera as well.   Probably not as good as yours but it is ready with plenty of batteries.   I also bought a whole bunch of tissues packs for my purse.   People will probably think I am crazy.  LOL but my purse will be full if anyone needs any if they run out.  

I too will have my camera. It also takes videos so I am going to video the ceremony as well.

Yes on the photos. I'm all for it. I'm getting so excited. 6 weeks ago it was dread and tears. Now big smile, WooHoo, and a knowing that Chapter 1 is so close to the end. Hookah!

They are to get snow tomorrow I read. Finally. My poor SR has always hated to shovel. I hope he gets a gets a dose. They have had it pretty good this winter at GLRTC. I spoke with my Mom tonight from the Bahamas. It was cool she said in the 60's. Again, if you know anyone interested in buying a completely furnished 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, water front with dock, let me know. If you have joined our covert ops Facebook page, I am writing my story. I haven't gotten to the part where the ex had to have this in the Bahamas to make him feel better. That chapter to come!

I will also fill you in on my story on the 'covert ops' page (I love that chefongreenst!) when I have more than just a moment. 

Okay, so those of you with good cameras and such, please make sure to take lots of wonderful pictures.  My camera is just not that good, and I'm NOT a photographer.   And, those willing to share. . . bless you.  

Ditto...I have a phone for a camera.  I would love if someone took pictures.  I am so NOT a photographer as well.  Of course my ex and his fiance will have a camera and take pics but I would love to have someone else to rely on for pics!

who got mail today???? I DID!!!!  10 PAGES... well they are small pages hahahhahaha  today was FINAL PFA.. tomorrow test #3... and you know the rest....he's very happy he's finishing AND ready to move excited and can't believe THIS WEEK IS FLYING BY....  HOOKAH.....  

I got mail! Well, a page and a half. He said a lot of what your SR said.  Can't wait to meet up next week at this time!!

No mail yesterday but I sure hope there is a letter today.   


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