Finally got the date. Can't wait to meet other moms feeling the same as I.
Most calls (from what I have read and what we heard on our I'm here call) will come next weekend (most likely Sunday as that is holiday (after 1), could be Saturday though depending on the commander. If it was a call during the week, most likely its for security clearance or needed info for paperwork and monitored. Some recruits may have been told 2 weeks for the call--that would put it this weekend---just depends on what your SR told you. Lots on good info on this site about calls.
When I am not home, I have my phone on call forward, that way I won't miss a call.
Stay strong--- Think positively.
Yes, some divisions will make calls on the weekend, but some calls come during the week. It all depends on when the RDC can schedule the phone banks. See Phone Cards and Phone Calls.
Thanks---I was not aware they could come during the week too. I definitely will be keeping my home phone on call forwarding when I am not home!!!!
You are very welcome.
I will see you there!!!
TG 04 - 11 Divisions (027-034, 802-803 and 904) Graduate Friday, December 4, 2015. Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests
This was on the RTC site --looks like its confirmed.
I'm really missing my son today. He said to us before he left not to expect a lot of letters from him as he is not a writer--I am hoping this changes. No letter form him. We got his address a week ago yesterday and I have written to him 9 times and my husband 6-7 times. My husband is not a writer of letters either...but that has changed. I can't wait for the call from him. I keep encouraging him to write in the letters I send to him. I keep hoping the mailman will bring it and then when its not there, I'm sad. Watched kettle metaphor, I guess.
I looked in his room tonight and just cried. I half expected him to come up behind me and give me a big bear hug. I miss those. He is a little over 6'4 and I'm 5'5 and he would put his arms around me and hug me as tightly as he could whenever I needed a hug. It always made me smile. We talked about everything and anything...always have. I miss our talks. We would watch crime shows together and try to solve them together or see who could solve it first. I still watch the shows, but its not the same.
Hi--just found this site that shows ratings and prices of hotels--Im going to call and see if they offer better discounts (calling hotel directly)--AARP or AAA can also get discounts, if your company you work for has a corporate discount program with the hotels---all ways to save. This site shows hotels near military bases..and it tells you which ones are not recommended.
Ok--I called Holiday Inn Express Chicago -Libertyville 77 West Buckley Road, Libertyville, Illinois, 60048 United States
I spoke with Sean--he was so friendly and informative--they offer discounted rates (not shown on line) for graduation (mention the graduation and the RTC name). The rate he gave us beat the AARP deal I could get on line. They are about 4.5 miles away and they offer a shuttle to the graduation. He said they handle graduation families every weekend and have a lot of info to share if there are any questions. He said there are a lot of restaurants in the area and its a nice area.
We have our room now, and now I have to find airfare and rental car--That will wait until a Tuesday for cheaper rates. :) Hooyah! Can't wait!!
HOOYAH!!!! Ship 14 Div 027 -- Just got my call!!!! about 5 minutes and then a few minutes later he called back for another 5!!!!!!! He just made my day!!! I was feeling so down and depressed. I cried when the calls were done and lost it again. He said that he has been writing us lots of letters and will keep doing so. He is doing great!!!! He said that they have had to drop a few times due to others in the division not listening very well...but overall, he said they are all doing well. He said he will call again in a week and half or two weeks. He sounded about 5 years older and the young man I knew was inside of him. SO VERY PROUD OF HIM!!!!
Hope everyone else gets their calls and letters!!!