Well, Josh graduated on August 24th and is now enrolled in A school. He said that he and several others (probably more than just several) were all "on-hold" until some space empties up in class and, in the meantime, they all have cleaning duty. :)
Life is somewhat back to normal... different because I don't get to see him but it has been soooo great being able to talk and text with him again!! He called me last night to ask what kind of television he should buy for his room. He is also loving the fact that he can get on Facebook again and is looking forward to getting his Xbox and laptop up there so he can play games in his free time.
He is making lots of friends and I think he is really started to enjoy himself. He is still quite homesick and, of course, misses his girlfriend the most but he is getting better every day. :) We are hoping to be able to go back up there sometime later this month to spend the weekend with him again and potentially again in November. I am hoping that they get Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks but nothing is "carved in stone" as of yet. *fingers crossed. I would absolutely love to have him home for the holidays and I know that he is really looking forward to some home cooked meals!
While I am far from a veteran navy mom, I am thrilled to be past the bootcamp stage and would be happy to lend an ear to anyone who needs it.