Friday, October 12, 2007

Joe comes home.... to an empty house

First I wanted to say hello to everyone, this post is from Joe, the taller part of Samantha and Joe. I am also the one that doesn't get to post very much because despite all the recent advances in technology you still cant read the Internet from greater then 400 feet under water. Second I want to say thank you to every one who is providing support to Samantha, there are many times where I can't be here and she needs all the love and support she can get from family and friends and that means a lot to me that you are all helping. Now some of you may be wondering why I am posting and the meaning of the title. Well the nature of my job means that I don't have a very good schedule, so planning anything is not really possible, much to the dismay of Sam. This is a great example of it, I came home for a day, unannounced. Normally this would be a great surprise, EXCEPT this is the day Sam flies out for her certification in Ohio. So you can picture this: Me walking off the pier calling her and she says ' Oh my God!where are you?" and I get to answer in the little kid excited voice " I'm home where are you?' to find out she's at the airport boarding the plane as we speak. That kind of rules out the running down the concourse for one last kiss idea I had in my mind. So rather then a night spent snuggled up with her, I am here at a big empty house eating oatmeal. This is a major case of turning the tables, I am not normally the one left behind and I must say it sucks! So now I have a better idea about what its like on her end. To make matters worse I get to leave again before she comes home.

I would like to say to Tony and Judie I can't wait to get those new cubes and thank you very much in advance, they provide no end of entertainment. It's the simple things in life that can bring the most pleasure. We have come to the conclusion on the boat that the stick people are a lot like us, stuck in a box or big metal tube in our case and are trying to pass the time until we can get home. The one good thing about being here is that at least I can talk to her when she gets off the plane. Which should be soon. Thank you all again.
Joe

4 comments:

Alicia said...

Well Joe, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alicia, my title is "Explainer of email procedures". It is about damn time you boys know what it is like to come home to an empty house. Lucky for you, this is not a regular event. Good luck on your next outing. I will take good care of your woman!

Sam said...

Joe-
Sorry to hear you came home to an empty house. Love the breaks with the Navy sometimes eh? I can't count the number of times we've had to utterly juggle life to even remotely make it work. No less....glad to hear you get a momentary reprieve before heading back out into the blue with the mistress of steel.

Best wishes!...the 'other' Samantha :)

Lisa said...

Hi Joe, it was so good to hear your voice! I'm sorry you had to come home to an empty house! And only oatmeal to eat! Take goos care of yourself and Samantha - let me know if you need anything. Love you both, Mom (Lisa)

Robin said...

Geez, Joe, can't you have better timing???? Just kidding of course! Sorry that you missed each other this weekend but hopefully next time, fingers crossed, it won't happen again :-)