Another random military tale. . . So a man joins the infantry thinking of guns and the front lines. Sure, Dan has done that, but his current job is BUS DRIVING SCHOOL!! How funny is that!? The other day I to say, "We won't be able to come, Dan has bus driving school." I NEVER thought I'd be able to say that. This just seemed really funny to me.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
A day in the life of the military
I recently saw a fellow blogger begin "A day in the life of..." posts and thought it was a really creative idea. It didn't really dawn on me to do the same until this past week when Dan kept coming home with interesting tales of his day. Military life is often like no other and I constantly find myself thinking "Just another day in the military." Life is constantly changing and completely unpredictable! Here are a few of those moments from the past 2 weeks.
One of Dan's daily routines is PT (physical training), which he does everyday beginning sometime around 5:45am to about 8:00am. Most days they do pretty typical stuff- run, push-ups, sit-ups; but this past couple of weeks has been quite interesting. A couple of weeks ago when it was in the 20's in the mornings Dan's unit had to drag tires on ropes for miles! He said that despite the freezing temps the tires were smoking!! I think he said they ran about 7 miles with them. Just another day! :)
The most recent story was from Tuesday. Dan came home with these nasty places behind his ears. The picture below doesn't even do it justice! I took this yesterday, so most of the swelling was gone. These are from carrying telephone poles while running for PT!! I think he said they only carried those like 3-4 miles. But they kept bouncing off his head so he had these nasty places on both sides.
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