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Back from Annual Training...To flooding.

May 27th, 2011 at 06:52 am

Well we just finished Annual Training. It is nice to be done. I have a ton of stuff to get caught up on everything.

I balanced my checkbook. Now I need to figure out what to do with the extra money in the checkbook (it is really not extra because I used my Credit Card so I would not have to balance my checkbook for the 18 days we had annual training).

Our Battalion got called up again for flood duty, I am not sure if I can call the good news good news but.....The sort twisted good news is I do not have to go out of town for flood duty IF I get reassigned to support flood operations 100%. The reason is that the flooding is caused by the river in my town. So the sorta good news is I will not have to go out of town, the bad news is that it is MY town that is flooding. I live in a high end of town, I think even if the DAM would break I would still be sitting in a good location. This is not the case for two of my good friends and one of my cousins.

The really bad news is that with the levels of water they are letting out of the dam to prevent the dam from failing the city could be watching dikes and having people with sandbag moats around their homes until August.

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Other news, today is the last day of school. I am suppose to run to my son's school sometime today (possible during my lunch time) so my son's class can wish me well on my deployment. I am hoping I do not get assigned sandbag detail today so I can make the appointment.

I scratched my glasses during annual training, one scratch is right in front of my eye. I was hoping to make an eye exam and just buy a second pair of glasses (a budget priced but high quality pair). But it looks like now I will have to buy the second pair and then when they come in, send these in for new lenses. I will save money on just replacing the lenses, so that is what I am planning to do.

Have a good day!!

2 Responses to “Back from Annual Training...To flooding.”

  1. Jerry Says:

    Yikes, flooding is really scary. Do they have flood insurance available there? I have often wondered how much that costs in addition to regular coverage. It is great that the Guard and Reserve personnel are there to take the lead in times of need... thanks for your service!
    Jerry

  2. LittleMsMom Says:

    To answer your question Jerry,
    Yes we can get flood insurance where I leave. Actually in 2009 I had it, I heard through the grape vine at work it was going to be a BIG year for flooding and since it was the first year of a finished basement AND finished landscaped yard, I purchased it just incase.

    It cost $500 per year for me and I believe I went a bit over board on what would be covered as they had many different levels of coverage.

    I am actually 300 feet above the level that could have projected water damage if the dikes and barriers break, so I am not really concerned for my own property.

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