The Deployment Diary

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Happy Birthday Dear....

Well, today isn't his birthday, but it's soon. I purchased him a military print that you can view here if you're interested. Now, I know I'm a hick, but I'd never had anything professionally framed. I ordered it while he was in the field and took it to a place last week thinking it'd only take them a few days to frame it. I was horrified when the guy told me it would take two weeks. I explained my situation (that I'm STU-PID lol), that he was gone last year and will be gone next year and I wanted to do something special for him. This guy - all I can say is, he was WONDERFUL. He had the stuff overnighted and called me this morning that it was ready. He had said that he couldn't put matting around it or it would cover up the name of the print etc. Well, when I got there this morning, he said he'd put matting on it and around the title of the painting at the bottom it was cut out....OMGosh it looked BEAUTIFUL. So, I'll be emailing the home office and letting them know that Ted is a great employee who went above and beyond to help one of his customers. He really saved the day.

I dropped it off to husband today and he was thrilled. It was something he'd talked about a while ago and I stored the info away for a special occasion :). It felt so good to do something nice for him....

We had FOUR entire days together this past weekend...and his cell only rang ONCE in the middle of the night. A plus was, he didn't have to get up and go to work or get someone out of jail lol...just give a few directions over the phone lol. We had a wonderful time together this past weekend and I am now counting down days until I have him all to myself for two entire weeks when he goes on leave!!

His Other Present :)
The Ford Dealership had a black 05 Mustang sitting out there for a week or so that we'd been eyeing during the long weekend lol. Monday, we stopped and looked after joking about it off and on all day Sunday. Within an hour of looking at it, the new 'Stang was sitting out in front of the house with me telling husband Happy Birthday and Father's Day :).

It's BEAUTIFUL!!! 5 in the floor, charcoal gray leather interior, six disk CD in the dash....and although I prefer a V8 in my muscle cars lol, that darn V-6 will haul ass fo' sho' lol. I love my SUV, but I have to admit, after driving it around on Tuesday to get the DoD stickers and order him a personalized tag (I convinced him that a car like that HAD to have a personalized tag lol)- my SUV isn't as much fun to drive as it used to be lol. I keep joking that I'll be trading mine in next year for the new 06 Shelby LMBO!

I hope he's going to have a great birthday this year...he works so hard, he deserves it. He couldn't justify buying a new car "just for him," but like I told him, you go to work at 430 or so in the morning, you work until 9 or later most nights, at the VERY least, you should damn well be able to enjoy your ride to work and your ride home :). And, since I have a Power of Attorney that lets me do just about everything but have surgery performed on him lol, I was buying it with his John Hancock or with mine :).

Happy Birthday Dear. I love you so very much and I'm so proud to be your wife....

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