We were really lucky that Michael got put in a MEU unit, but over the summer they told him that he would be deploying on a MEU in August, this was obviously devastating news but Michael fought it, told his superiors that he didn't want to go and by some stroke of luck they decided to pick someone else to go on the MEU. So he dodged one bullet. Yesterday Michael came home and told me that there is a second MEU scheduled for next summer. And again, they decided to take someone else on the ship! So what does this mean... Michael is for sure (as sure as military life gets) not deploying for the next year and a half at least. He may not deploy at all!
I am so happy and grateful that we have been so blessed with the timing of everything.
In other news I am dominating my chemistry class, highest score in my class, sorry I just have to brag a little. And also we have been getting very festive lately. We have been making fall desserts, decorating our apartment and trying to pretend it feels like fall here even though its 75 degrees and so sunny I haven't worn pants all year. This is the wreath that I made, with Kate's help- to be fair all of Kate's help and her idea and her materials, its very festive and I'm quite proud.