It’s been about 2 weeks since I left Kwaj so far, and I guess I’m a bit behind on updating, but I’ll blame my parents still being stuck on 21k dialup with 1 phoneline for that.
I’m supprised how un-motional I was about finally leaving. It was a hard tortured decision to make to leave, and I was sad when finally making it. However on the actual way out it just didn’t have nearly the impact I thought it would. I guess that means it probably was the right choice. I’ll definatly miss some of the people, and may even come back some day, but we’ll just have to see.
I took the ski out for my final Bigej run today. The water down at Bigej was clearer than I’ve ever seen anywhere ever. We ended up going ocean side around the north end of Bigej and zipping over the reef in about 1 foot of water with barely even a ripple on the surface, it was probably even better visibility than most diving I’ve ever done.
99% of the house is packed up. Just a few clothes, this computer and few other minor odds and ends left that I’ll finish packing in the morning. It’s suprising how empty and depressing the house is.
I’m really gonna miss this place, but deep in my heart, I know it’s time to go.
Well, our house is pretty empty now. About 90% of our stuff got boxed up and carted off to begin it’s 2+ month voyage to Salem Oregon via China. Unfortunately it looks like the power brick for my laptop got packed up… Gonna be $50 or so to replace it, but if that’s the worst casulty for the whole ordeal, I’d say we made out good.
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Tera and I just recently got offered 1 year contracts with ITT working as army contractors in Afghanistan. We have accepted the offers and will be headed out to Texas, with a few days layover at our respective family homes, for our orientation prior to heading overseas. We’ll be arriving in Texas on September 16th and going through a 1 week orientation before flying to Kuwait, and after Kuwait eventually Afghanistan.
Tera is going to be a Telephone Operator, and I will be a Server Administrator. We’ll be sitting safely smack in the middle of an Army base and probably safer than most people driving on the freeway back in the states. Housing could end up sucking, but wel’ll survive & the pay will be worth it. Beyond that, there’s a lot of unknowns at this point in time, but it should be an adventure. I should be regurlarly checking my personal E-mail at Devin.Noel@Gmail.com, and Tera’s is TeraNoel@Gmail.com.
Were sad to be leaving Kwaj, but look forward to the posibility of returning some day when the time is right.
I’ll try and get some photos up on my webpage www.fallonz.com, and may even update this blog there as well, once things settle down a bit.