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No Spend day 5 April, and Flood Duty

April 6th, 2011 at 02:41 pm

Today I inprocess people to go fight the flood fight. This has been a three year in a row thing. Between that and deployments every three years; The National Guard has really changed from when I first enlisted and it was one weekend a month and two weeks a year. In 2009 I was on flood duty for 5 weeks, 2010 it was 10 days, 2011 ???

Anyhooo, I will be helping inprocess our unit Soldiers that will be reporting to do flood duty. The Spreadsheet of who is working is as firm as jello until April 14 according to my commander. The Speedsheet has been populated until 21 April for the slot I would fill IF I was going to be told to report so unless something major happens, it is unlikely I will need to report prior to 21 April.

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No Spend day yesterday, I played volleyball after work. Then I picked up DS from daycare, I fed him and I watched a DVD from Netflix.

DS asked if we could go to the store tonight, he wants to buy a book. I think I am going to offer to take him to the library instead. I don't think I can keep from buying something IF I take him to the store.

3 Responses to “No Spend day 5 April, and Flood Duty”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Does your son know about your no spend month? I told my girls that we weren't buying non necessities in March. They offered to buy their own lunch once during spring break since they really wanted Subway and they paid for some gum and candy bars during the month, too.

  2. laura Says:


    If/when you buy a book, make sure you go to the used bookstore.

  3. LittleMsMom Says:

    Creditcardfree, No I did not tell my son about the no spend month, but the book he wants to buy is with his allowance, so I think that is okay.

    Laura, that is a great idea. I have a favorite used book store that is right by his daycare. We could stop on the way home and I would be able to resist the temptation to buy other stuff because I take a while to find books I like.

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