Hi - this is my first time here with this Michigan group. We are in Mount Pleasant (Go-Fire-Up Chips!). My son wants to come home on the 19th or 20th from Great Lakes, where he has been hanging out since PIR Nov. 26, waiting to go off to A School. Unfortunately we can't pick him up because we will be in San Diego at our other son's graduation from Marines Boot Camp! My sailor son will be horrified that I'm doing this, but I figured it couldn't hurt to put it out there and ask if anybody might be able to give my son (and ALL his gear) a ride back to the Central Michigan area! He's been trying to figure out a way to get back on the train or by bus but he's having trouble so far ... Thanks for your consideration!
That is a great deal of time and gas.
Will there be a payment of some sort worked out prior?
Yes, of course he would want to work out the details, such as how much to contribute for gas, and all would have to be agreed upon ahead of time.
why did he not go to A school from PIR?
Inquiring Mind, did your son find a ride home for Christmas? How exciting to have a son in the Navy and one in the Marines. We have other dual moms in our group. I confess these discussions don't get much exposure and it's definitely OK to post needs in the regular feed. I hope you will join in through the regular comment process and let us know how your sons are doing.
Lorraine, thanks so much for your reply! Sorry I'm so late getting back to you. I'm totally new to this site and I don't know how to do this stuff, what the proper etiquette is and how to properly reply to people or comment on posts and that, so I haven't been posting but rather, just reading what others post in the groups I'm in. I'm probably doing this one wrong too. Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your interest and concern! My son ended up figuring out for himself how to get home on the train etc. - I was so proud of him! It was hard for me as a hovering mom to step away and let him do it himself, but it worked out fine and we had a wonderful visit! His Marine brother even made it hime for the holidays too! Great fun listening to them comparing their boot camp experiences!