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Quincy just called - SQUEE! However, it was a good news/bad news thing:

The good news: If all goes according to plan, Quincy's replacements will be there a few weeks before his six months are up, meaning he won't have to stay an extra few weeks to train them. August 27 can't come soon enough!

The bad news: Long discussion about him considering re-enlisting in order to teach, but only if he advances before his enlistment is up (fortunately one of his choices would be San Diego, and if he's teaching he would be guaranteed not to deploy, but I take both of those with a grain of salt when it comes to the military). Much more discussions about this will follow, 'cause right now my attitude is that I'm sick of being a Navy wife. BAH.

Otherwise he's fine - he's been busy but not overly so (read: no dangerous missions of late), and he made me laugh, as usual. :) I sent him a little anniversary present with the last package I sent him, but I don't think he'll get it in time, but it's all good - I know he'll like it. Hee!

Other stuff going on, will post again later.

Comments

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paladin_of_gaia
Jun. 9th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
Why does he want to re-inlist?
esprix
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
He really likes what he's doing, if he advances he'll get a significant pay raise, and he says he's come to "a new appreciation" of what he's consistently referred to as "Navy bullshit." Don't think I'm not going to try to convince him otherwise, but if it ultimately makes him happy... SIGH.
jsciv
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
It's a couple of "ifs" in there, but living where you want to live with him doing what he wants to do is worth a lot! The potential upside does seem pretty nice.....
esprix
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
Well he started off by talking about CHICAGO, which so does NOT work for me, but he also said he could get San Diego. I think he was trying one of those "Mom, I wrecked the car. Also, I'm gay." Didn't work on Mom, won't work on me, dammit.

But doing what he loves? Yeah, that's important. I just want him to explore finding the same kind of job OUTSIDE of the military first.
bovil
Jun. 10th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Chicago is cold, but a generally nice place. Got lots of good friends in the area. Great food, fabulous architecture, kinda flaky but at least reliable SF con scene.
esprix
Jun. 10th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
I've been. Hated it.
paladin_of_gaia
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hrm...I admitadly don't like the idea of gay people working for an organisation that is discriminatory by nature...well, I hate the miliatary/industrial complex in general, but, I don't know...I guess if it's fulfilling for him, that's what matters
esprix
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
Honey, I'm anti-war AND anti-military, and he knows it. But, unfortunately, I cannot deny that military life has turned some people into hard-working, industrious, all-around good people, and there are lots of ways that the Navy has been quite beneficial to him. Argh. Very hard for a liberal to accept (not to mention the wedding will be off for another however many years he re-enlists for).
bescincimevsim
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
I can understand him wanting to re-inlist - all the same, it must be a bit of a drag for you. The US military isn't exactly conducive to our particular lifestyle... (ironic, the RN is encouraging gay personnel to come out, the US navy is charging them as criminals)... Glad to hear Q's well and safe :)
esprix
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
"A bit of a drag?"

I won't validate that with any reply.
shaunskywalker
Jun. 10th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
What is it with these boys wanting to reenlist in the military anyway? We have a friend who is doing the same thing and his boyfriend's really rather unhappy about that...
shaunskywalker
Jun. 10th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
oh yeah... and duh, I'm obviously glad you heard from Q. I hope to see him sometime when he's home and when you two come up for air. :)
esprix
Jun. 10th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
You'll probably have to wait until we move back, frankly - he'll only be here for a week, and I doubt we'll make it up to LA (although I might drag him to Disneyland if we have time). Argh. Hate leaving. Wah. Whine. :P
suba_al_hadid
Jun. 10th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
Did he get all five boxes of cookies from me? I only sent the last one on monday or so, therefore he may not have the last yet. I've also sent crossword puzzles and comics from the paper.
esprix
Jun. 10th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
He didn't mention, but then we haven't talked in a week so it might have slipped his mind. No worries, I'm sure he got them and LOVED them. :D (He's getting a couple more boxes from me, too!)
suba_al_hadid
Jun. 10th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yay! yes - I can understand how you'd have other things to talk about. That happens to me to. Glad the cookies are generally well-received :)
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