Monthly Archives: May 2012

Aaaaaand done!

I have officially finished my tour in Ciudad Juarez and am on home leave.  I’m spending most of it at home in central Texas, but also have some side trips planned to visit friends and family.  It’s nice to be home and see familiar faces and places.  It’s also nice to enjoy my parents’ extended cable and watch too much HGTV. 😉

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Packed Out

As I get closer to leaving, it’s all getting a little bit more real.  Last week, a couple of strangers showed up and took all of my stuff.  I was thrilled!  The movers came and packed everything up and took it away so that it can meet me in Canada in August or September.  The house is now really empty and it seems so much more real that I’m leaving in just a few weeks.  The Diplocat was a bit confused for the first day or so and seemed to be wandering around, wondering where everything had gone.  She’s settled in now and doesn’t seem bothered by it any more.  We’ll have to see how things go when we drive home.

I have some other things to check off of the departure checklist, a few more meetings and such, and there are the visas to adjudicate but the only big project I have left is to finish my part of my EER (employee evaluation report) before I leave.  So, I’m trying to convince the tenure and promotion boards that I have walked on water in the desert while saving all the puppies and kittens in the greater Borderland area. We’ll see how it goes. 😉

That’s about all that’s new here.  Not much longer and I will be leaving Ciudad Juarez and heading to home leave, DC, and then Ottawa!

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