It's an exciting day in the neighborhood, exciting day in the neighborhood....Won't you be my neighbor?
Love In The Time of Cholera
By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
It's late, and I don't have too much energy to update. I will tell you all three major news items that have happened to me in the last week.
The first one is that I was CAPped last week Thursday. This means I was promoted/advanced in the Navy in a matter other than the normal promotion business. Normally, one must take an exam and be advanced off that, if they achieve a certain score. I, however, was nominated for the Command Advancement Program....where departments can submit the names of those stellar performers that deserve to be specially advanced. All of these are then reviewed by the Commanding Officer of the ship, and he makes the final choices of who he'll advance. So, effective immediately (with a time delay on the pay stuff, however), I am one rank higher and make plenty more a paycheck!
The second item of news is that I have moved into another house. This is the one with the guy w/guns....and so far it's working beautifully. He told me today that the landlord is raising the rent $50, though. Not so hot....however it will still be cheap.
The third item of news is that I am seeing someone now. This is especially exciting for me because I really have NO experience dating. However, up to this point, things are going well and I believe we are clicking quite well. This girl is a church-going gal, and that is definitely a good thing. We actually met on-line, and e-mailed and called for about a week before meeting up. Then, when we did first see each other, we went to her church on Sunday night, and then out to Applebee's with church friends. Tonight, we had a first real date and things continue to go well. :) Yea!!!