Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Threw myself a going away party...
When I got back from Iraq in January my new assignment was cancelled, so I had to move over to another organization and wait until Air Force Personnel Center (aka people that hate me) found a new base. While waiting I was given a basic program to run, but had little else to do and even less motivation to do it. Talk about post-deployment depression, I went from working 16 hour days on 5 different programs with some of the best Airmen in the world to doing almost nothing with nobody around. Not a good transition home if you ask me.
Since I had flown under the RADAR for so long I really didn't expect a send-off. I decided to do something I haven't done in years, so I invited my neighbor, his dad, and my step-son Mark to play a round of golf.
I'm the worst golfer in the Air Force, but I had a blast because the other guys couldn't play well either. I can see why golfers get addicted to the game. We were outdoors, enjoying the sun, and joking around the whole time. I never did make the final hole because I lost my last two balls in the water, but I still had more fun than if I had been given an official send-off at the office.
I just hope the new position I'm headed to in Nebraska is more challenging, and more rewarding. I need a good challenge.
Either way, it was a good day.
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posted by El Capitan at 10:54 PM
Look at it this way. You had a "going away" event that YOU liked with people YOU wanted to be around.
It's hard to beat that.
I hope your next posting is a dream job and surrounds you with people with whom you'd love to associate daily or socialize nightly - well...maybe not nightly...could wreck the family life. But I do hope you have an interesting job with interesting people. I think you've earned it.
As for the "going away" party, I think that was a great idea. I might try that one these days.
Golf is therapeutic...it's a Zen thing...especially when you bring an extra golf bag for the beer.9:55 AM
I didn't go to my luncheon. I know, I know, so passive aggressive. But what do I care?6:29 PM
I was with Tony in Iraq and I came back home to the same thing. My only problem is that I've got another year before I can move.1:48 AM
From one Sidoti to another, I am grateful to your service to our Country. The Sidoti Family has always made the Sacrifice for our Nation's best interest and the security of future generations! You have made protection a vital measure in the lives of all Americans. Thank You and May God Bring you and your family together soon!7:34 PM