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Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

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  1. Anakha1

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    Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    This thursday marks the culmination of over two years of military training to become an officer in the CF. I've also been married to Isolde for 2 years and have been with her for a total of 4 months. I've seen my five month old daughter for about one month. I've been on four different bases, six different courses varrying in length from 3 months to 9. I've almost died once, been injured countless times and am overall ready for a vacation. Now I get to go home and immediately go see the personnel selection officer to see if I can change trades and therefore go back to training since I've decided I don't really like the trade I'm in and miss my old one. But that probably won't happen for a while.

    In other news my poor little Civic SI decided to blow up this weekend. We did our final exercise in the field for two weeks and when I came back the car would roll over but would never catch. Borrowed someone's CAA membership and had it towed to Midas. Turns out the computer was fried. Honda quoted me $800-1000 just for the part. Screw that. I bought the car for 1500. So an army buddy of mine (that's one thing I like about the military: instant family when you need it) and I went out to shop for new cars. We visited about 5-6 different new car sales (including the Honda where I almost drop-kicked the salesman for being such an aggressive prick) and finally decided (with input from Isolde over the phone) on a Nissan Versa SL which fit our budget, has the room for the Wee One and all her kit and actually has a really, really nice interior.

    I'm not crazy about the exterior but it's a compromise with Isolde and it's practical. It also comes with a crazy load of standard features and is actually surprisingly huge in the interior and easily accomodates my 6'4", 230 lb frame. So I guess I'm pretty happy and now I can pick it up on wednesday and actually go home on thursday. Still... my poor civic. I shall miss her.

    Just thought I'd throw all that out there. I'm bored. Especially since I'm stuck on base right now and not home with Isolde for the weekend because another guy decided to be a selfish ****** and get a ride with a guy that was originally going my way but then made him go another way... despite the fact that he has his own car. So he gets to go home to see his kids and I don't get to go home to see mine because he didn't want to drive his own car. ****er. I'm having words with him when he gets back. They're not going to be nice ones.

    P.S. Don't come in here blasting the Versa. I don't care so don't bring me down. In my recent experience someone always has a bad opinion about every car and if I were to listen to everyone I would not be able to buy anything.
     
  2. Dondrei

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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    You couldn't pay me enough to do a job that took me away from my wife and home for that long.

    Congratulations! Hopefully now that's over you will be able to spend more time at home. Once you switch trades anyway.
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    Wait, when you switch trades don't you have to go to training all over again? For how long? Congrats on the car.

    This is the nicest thing I've heard you say about being married, Dondrei.


     
  4. Anakha1

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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I have to do 9 months more of training, yes. I don't have to do officer training, language training or officer combat training again.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    Um...Sophie is only 4.5 months..
    I wanted the hatchback..Anakha didn't.
    My poor frustrated hubby! Hugs and smooches.....................Sophia sends her loving drool.
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I don't even know what a Versa is. I don't think they sell them in the States.
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    Well congrats on finishing all of that and I hope that you get to go home and see Isolde soon.

    When you get the time I'm sure everyone would love to hear more "Confessions of a Sissy".
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I rounded up.

    The hatchback didn't hold enough beer cases.

    The versa is on the nissan.com website so I'm pretty sure they do sell it in the states. I never heard about it before yesterday. I have now bought a house from long distance in 4 days and a car in one.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    Congrats, Anakha. Very cool to finish, and a new car is always a good thing.

    It must be hellish to be away from Isolde and the wee one so much. :cry:
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    The generic vehicle is referred to as a "Lieutenantmobile". :grin:

    Anky, 'grats anyway. What "branch" (or whatever) are you in now? IIRC you were a MP as enlisted; I take it that's what you'd like to get back to (and what I presumed you'd be at this point).



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I was an army MP enlisted. Now I'm an army logistics officer... not my bag.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    w00t on everything!

    I hope you get to spend some more time with Sophie, if only because I would love to read your take on first-time parenting. :grin:

    I know I haven't been around much, but what happened?
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I hadn't thought about it but now that I think about it, maybe I'll have time to write an article or two, and that's not a bad topic.


    In November we were in the field for two weeks when a hurricane hit us. We weren't allowed to change into dry clothes and it went down to below 0 and I went down from hypothermia. My breath almost gave out as I was being rushed to a hospital in the back of an army truck.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.


    Yeah why don't you tell the story there hunny...or should I call you Frosty.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I already did. Try to keep up.

    They should have named my roommate frosty. He's the one that got frostbite on his hands that made them baloon up to three times their size. I tried to pop them with a knife but he got all cranky and wouldn't let me.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.


    So sorry there mr touchypants.....hey thanks for the flowers today............um not.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    Boy, that sucks. Hopefully no long-term effects.

    Edit: I think the old Ball 'n' Chain is asking why you don't tell the story with your usual... panache. :wink3:

    Edit again: Get a room, you two!
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I just looked at all the threads he has made, none about almost dying.
     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I was teasing. The flowers are in the mail. With the military postal service in effect they should arrive within 4-6 months.



     
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    Re: Finished two years of military training/bought a new car.

    I don't think I've mentioned it 'till now. I guess I forgot about it. I mock death. Quietly.



     

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