Saturday, January 3, 2009

phone call #2

Jacob was able to call again this evening.  He was lucky enough to get 5 minutes on a pay phone!!  He sounds like he's doing well.  Tired, but in good spirits.

He said that he's not getting much sleep, but that's to be expected.  The night they got there they didn't get to sleep at all.  They're all tired.  Someone in his unit tried to run off last night so now they have to do guard duty at night. Luckily, he has the first shift so he should be able to get some sleep tonight.

He still doesn't know if he'll be staying at Fort Jackson or heading to Fort Leonard Wood for training.  I'm sure he'll find out soon because it will be starting in the next few days either way!

They haven't accomplished very much in Reception so far.  Nothing was open on New Year's Day (the first full day he was there) so they stood in formation for an hour at a time, several times, and watched movies.  It's been a lot of "Hurry up and wait!" (the Army motto) for the past couple of days.

It was a quick call so that's all we got through.  He's hoping to be able to call again next Sunday but it depends solely on the behavior of the group--and he doesn't think his group listens or follows directions, so we shall see.


  1. i like that they get to guard each other... interesting tactic!

  2. Welcome to the blog world! Your page and kids are ADORABLE!


Blog Archive