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Demobilization, baby!

There's a lot of News Radio episodes that are named after Led Zeppelin albums.

We've been paying $7/month for Tracy to have "Extended Voice Mail" on her cell phone. We finally decided that since Tracy rarely ever uses that voice mail, it was silly to continue paying it. So I called Verizon and canceled it.

But it turns out that "regular" voice mail is free. "Extended" voice mail simply means that you can have more messages. So we've been paying $7/month for lots of voice mail capacity that we've never used. Arrgghh!!

The NBC show Scrubs is really funny as hell. Very well written -- hilarious stuff. I highly recommend it.

Tim and I rented Kung Pow: Enter the Fist the other night. Egads, what a horrendous movie! It used the same set of 5 (not very funny) jokes over and over and over and over and over.

50 feet.

Woo hoo!

I got orders in hand today to demobilize. I will be driving out of Ft. Huachuca on or about 20 October and heading home to Louisville.

I am still currently stop-lossed, which means that even though my ROTC commitment is over (as of this past May), I can be demobilized and go home -- I just can't resign from the Army. So I'm currently in the midst of trying to find a computer/IT-related position in or around Louisville for a regular one-weekend-a-month, two-weeks-a-year kind of reserve unit where I can ride out the stop-loss. No word on that yet -- we'll see how it goes.

But I wanted to share the fact that I actually got orders in-hand today saying "Go home!". Of course, the Army can change that at any time -- so I won't fully believe it until I'm in my car heading east, but at least this is something to shoot for.

Amusing story: so I've been working the demobilization issue for about 2-3 weeks now -- it's amazingly complicated to leave here and go home (you have no idea)! During this process, I asked the question, "So what organization was it that actually activated me last November?"

I asked because down here at Ft. Huachuca, I am working for an organization called "CECOM" (Communications and Electronics Command). Before I was mobilized last November, I was working for the Army Research Lab (ARL). So how I got mobilized and deployed to CECOM while I'm still formally attached to ARL, I have no idea (ARL and CECOM are unrelated organizations).

Apparently, no one else knows, either. My G-1/personnel guy told me, "Sir, after making about 40 calls trying to figure out who activated you, I gave up."

Your tax dollars at work. :-)

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