Saturday, June 13, 2009

Welcome Back.... and BOOO!

So welcome back to some of my favorite bloggers. Some of you ladies have been gone having a great time with your soldier or just preparing for them to visit and you know being productive members of society (aka working) but you've been so busy with things that you haven't been blogging as much. Feeling neglected... don't worry, I'll be ok! =) I would neglect you too, in your shoes! hahaaaa Either way I'm excited that you found the time to check in with us in the blog world!

So yesterday I blogged about Kevin's grandmother passing away. Well I initiated the Red Cross message in the AM. I received a call about 245 from someone with the Red Cross telling me they were unable to contact the hospital to verify all the details... Because the person who initiated the message, internally, did not put in all the information that I provided to her. Grrrr. Then I received a call about 4 PM and they told me that the message was successfully delivered to Kevin's Command. I spoke with Kevin shortly after that and let him know the message had been delivered and told him to call me ASAP when he got word on whether or not he would be able to return on Emergency Leave. He called normal time this morning and said that no one in his chain of command had the message!!!!! GAH! So we chatted for a bit, he is not nearly as hopeful as he was yesterday that he'll be able to return... boo! =( Well I (of course) followed up with the Red Cross and they said that the message was delivered to someone that I've never heard of. This is the person for Kevin's unit whom is authorized to receive the message- not necessarily in theater so he needs time to get it down range yaddiyadayada.... I am not a very patient person. I just want to know if like Lola I have to go get my man a toothbrush and some other of his favorite things that are no longer household staples!!

Yes I was bitching but I do appreciate that we even have the Red Cross and they're service and support of our military and communities in times of need!

5 comments:

Lauren B. said...

when i had my miscarrisge last year aaron was in the field, so i had to send a red cross message. and it was a hassle, even though they were still state-side and only an hour away. so i can imagine that this is more frusterating! good luck w/ everything, and hopefully he able to come home.

thanks for your input on the baby bedding! i have other friends who, like you, aren't the biggest fans of pink lol. but it is my favorite color haha! so i'm super excited to be able to decorate w/ it! but you will find something. i actually saw a really cute ladybug set, that was red and black, that would be perfect for the non-pink lover. at some point today i am going to finish my registry, but other than that i have no plans, so let me know what you're up to!

High Heels & Combat Boots said...

Poor poor grandmother!! I would be so upset if Josh wasn't able to go home for one of his close family members funeral :(

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh man! I hope they get that message passed down soon enough! Hopefully he'll get to come home on emergency leave. I say go ahead and get the toothbrush, etc ready just in case....

lola said...

i'm so sorry to hear about his grandmother and the freaking flaming hoops that they're seeming to make you two jump through to get a message out to Kevin! ughhggh.

Yay for toothbrushes! I'd say stock up.. just in case :)

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I just found out the other day that the Red Cross will do this for the military and thats great! But yeah, the waiting game not so much:p I really hope he gets to come home to you girl!