Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ok here's another update. Although some of you may think I have all the time in the world let me tell you what I've been up to. I am now in Japan. Upon arriving here I had two glorious days to spend with Aaron alone and then it was straight to work. So far in using the bus system, which takes about 30min to an hour out of my day for each bus I wait for, I have accomplished very little and gone everywhere.

Thanks to Aaron's work I have to work hard in accomplishing all that needs to be finished now that I'm here alone. Aaron's work is kind enough not to let him off to help me accomplish these tasks. As a result I have gone to the WIC office to get WIC. Gone shopping for the food in our house and any appliances we need to make a decent meal, gone to IPAC only to find out that I'd have to come again another day with two more items in order to change Aaron's current pay. Attempted to go to a TMO brief in order to get our stuff shipped here only to find out that military language is so foreign to me that I would not be able to accomplish this one alone. Attended a New Joins brief which is required to anybody new on the island (this took all day). Got a cell phone. Went back to IPAC and got Aaron's pay changed. Got the internet working in our apartment. Went to visit the Doctor about my pregnancy. Went back to TMO with Aaron and got that finished. Called various people to retrieve our stuff from them. Brought Aaron lunch whenever I could to save on money on food. attempted to keep the house in working order and get dinner ready before Aaron got home. Attempted to get myself a drivers license only to find out that I wasted my morning going to a class that wasn't a class but a drivers test for those who knew where to go to study for it. the list goes on but I can't think of what else atm.

Now I'll be happy to list the things that I still need to do. I need to go to Legal and try to get Aaron's and my money back from the airlines this is proving to be difficult because apparently we both need to be there to get anything accomplished and his work won't let him off easily. I need to re-enroll in tricare to get it changed from west to overseas. visit a lab to get two types of tests done for pregnancy. Pick up pregnancy perscriptions. Make three appointments with three different doctors for three different things all dealing with pregnancy and then plan a time I can attend them according to when the bus goes to the base that they are on. Pay back a few people I have borrowed money from. Send Karen a special power of attorney so that Aaron and I can get our stuff out here. attend a baby shower that apparently is being held for me on the 13th. go to another Dr. Apointment on the 18th. Get a drivers license and then see about getting a vehicle. clean the house. Go about seeing if Aaron and I can get a DSN line and a Vonage phone. Take pictures for those who have been begging for photos. attend a pregnancy class so I know what to expect when I go into labor. Get Aaron and my taxes done. (sigh there's more but I can't think of them right now. Aaron has a whole list that we have to do written in his notebook.)

As it is I wake with Aaron around 4:30-5:30 in the morning almost every morning catch the 6:20 bus with him to work. The bus drops him off at his work base then continues on to the base where I need to go to get things done. Drops me off at the base around 6:50 am depending on traffic. I use the 44 bus to get around that camp as much as I can but the bus only runs certain times and only to certain places so I end up walking to most places on a base that is made entirely by hills. Accomplish or get close to accomplishing my tasks and then catch the bus home. Usually the bus I catch is the same bus Aaron catches in order to return home. On average I return home at 6-7 pm with Aaron and have barely enough energy to fix something quick and fall asleep. Aaron is so helpful whenever he's home. Lately he's been fixing dinner much to my delight and dismay and he's always trying to help me with the shopping when I'm still out shopping or what not when he gets home. So all in all I'd just like to let you all know that although I still need to clean the house, walk to the clinic to get things done, go to the commissary to call Kaylyn like I promised and such I am dropping a line to politely ask that you wait patiently for me to respond to you. I know it's hard not knowing what your family members are up to but trust me when i say I don't have the time right now. All of those dr. Things I need to do I was told to finish by the end of this week and I haven't been able to start on them yet. So please give me some time to get settled and I'll get back to you.