Tech School UpdateI haven't really updated much about tech school, and I realized that it feels like the girls who have gotten through BMT kind of drop off of the site, and I don't want to be one of those!
Travis arrived at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, TX on July 26. He says he spent his first week going to a lot of briefings and doing processing. I'm not going to lie; the first week sucked. I thought I'd get to talk to him a lot more than I did and I was bummed out that I wasn't able to because I had missed texts and phone calls so much while he was at BMT. He was able to text me while he was on the bus going to tech, and when he had gotten to his room, but being that they were in Phase 1 and had to wear their uniforms at all times, they weren't able to carry their cell phones, so any time he had to be away from his room we weren't able to talk and that meant during the day there was less talk time than I had wanted because he was always running around getting things situated.
Once the first week was down, things settled into a nice routine. We talked during the weekends for long into the night (I actually overslept and was late for work one morning because we spent four hours on the phone, oops!) and we found time at night to text once he got out of class. He got put on the Shift A which means his classes go from 0730 to 1630, so we have time at night to talk. Once he bought a web cam, things got as close to perfect as they could get. We started Skyping pretty often (sometimes spending four hours on Skype, too!) and talking online if we weren't texting. It was the most amazing feeling in the world the first time we Skyped and I saw his face. I wanted to leap through the computer screen and hugtackle him!
He's put in his four volunteer hours and passed 2 open ranks inspections and one room inspection. One more room inspection to go and he's all set to phase up which means off base privileges and going anywhere in civilian clothes and carrying his phone. :) The best part? He bought plane tickets for me to visit him over Labor Day weekend (he's pretty confident he'll phase up by then) and I'm leaving to see him in less than 19 days. <3 I am so excited I can barely contain myself. This means I'll see him in September, October for Columbus Day weekend, December for Christmas and then he finally comes home in January! All we've got to do is make it through November without seeing each other. :P
So, all your girls struggling through BMT, hang in there! Tech school is so much more fun!