Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New news from Cricket

HI all, Just want to let you's know that Cricket is now a Sailor! She graduates on Friday. I want to thank all of you that wrote to her. Take care, Rita

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

update on Cricket

Hi all, got a letter yesterday, and Cricket is hanging in there. She got a marksmanship ribbon for shooting! This week is a busy week for her. Gas chamber, fire fighting and final PT test. Next Monday should be battlestations.

Monday, July 26, 2010

letter from Cricket

Hi All, got a letter today (Monday) Cricket has passed her 1st half of boot camp with a perfect 5.0!
Only has 17 days to go!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Got another letter today but I know by now you all have her address and no body is giving any comments so I probably won't be on here anymore until I tell you she is a sailor! Thanks All!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

phone call from Cricket

Hi all, we got our phone call from Cricket, she sounds great and can't wait for PIR. She has passed all tests that she has had so far and passed their first inspection. All test scores were 5.0 except for school test she don't know what she got but knows she passed. As of yesterday she has exactly 30 days to go! She said to tell all that have wrote to her thank you and wishes she had more time to write but is possible that they will be able to write on Tuesdays & Thursdays to in the future then she will try and write to all. She wants pumpkin pie!

Friday, July 9, 2010

mail from Cricket

Hi Everyone, got mail from Cricket yesterday and she is doing okay. Can't wait for her PIR! She said to let everyone know that she hopes you all write but her time is limited, but she will try her best to answer when she can. They are only allowed to write on Sundays and I guess that's at certain times. She passed her swimming tests and her sit ups (61) and push-ups (22) She has her good & bad days but she seems to be doing fine. Next time I hear from her (usually on Wednesdays) I will keep you informed. Thanks, Rita

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

message from Cricket

Hi everyone, well we finally got mail from Cricket today! She said to tell everyone to write her cause they really do look for mail and hasn't gotten any yet and I have been writing since the day she left and mailing everyday too. On the return address after Ship 6, she added USS Constitution, so I would also add that on when you address the envelope. She didn't have it on the first time and I don't know if that makes a difference in getting mail. I hope not. Anyway she said she still hates it, but it's not as bad as she thought it would be, so she can't hate it that much! Spent her birthday getting physicals, dental check ups, and tons of shots that all hurt. To top it off she has blisters from the boots. All in all she sound pretty good and will not give up! So theres the update for this time. If you's have any questions let me know and I will answer the best I can. Thanks again, and please please write to my recruit! Rita
2 weeks down & 7 to go. Still waiting for a letter.Hope its today!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

hi all, today is Cricket's birthday, I was hoping to get her address but nothing yet. If I dont have it by Friday I will call her recruiter.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

hi everyone just want to let you know we got Cricket's clothes yesterday but no note. Should have an address sometime this coming week. I will send it as soon as I get it. Rita

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hi everyone, just got a call from Crystal and she made it to the airport fine and also is doing fine. About an hour away from boot camp. I will keep all posted, thanks, rita

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hi, just trying this to make sure I know what I'm doing!


Scooby-Doo, where are you, man!?

Well, would you look at that?

After years of threatening to both join the Navy and start a blog, I've gone and done both. Insanity!

Tonight, the Navy is paying for me to stay at the Embassy Suites in the lovely city of Cleveland. This is because they want to lull me into a false sense of security. Tomorrow, they'll send me somewhere I figure is going to be really similar to Hell.

Anyone wanna remind me why I'm doing this? Mild panic is clouding my memory.

Seriously, though, while I am pretty nervous and I'm definitely bummed about having to leave everything and everyone behind, I'm still totally stoked to finally be doing this. My only regret is not taking more initiative in getting better physically prepped. Ah well. No sense dwelling on that, eh?

Anyway! If you're interested in what I'm doing while I'm at boot camp, this is THE place to be!

My very awesome mother, Rita, has [been] voluntold to keep this blog up to date for me, as I have my doubts that I'll be able to write as often as I'd like. Feel free to ask her any questions; I'm sure she'll answer them to the best of her ability. I only ask that you keep in mind that you're talking to my MOM, so, keep it clean and respectful. If it's something you think I wouldn't want my mom to hear, keep it to yourself. Otherwise, I will rip your head off when I get back. :)

I don't yet have any contact information, but my mom will also be the one to get that from. She has a list of folks to send my address to directly, and some of those folks have been given the task of handing it out to those who ask.

I'll be at boot camp for about eight weeks. After that, I'll head to my "A" school in San Diego, and I will have access to my electronics and phone once more. Until then, I expect you to write. Often. Like you're a bill collector and I'm several K in debt. Okay? Okay.

Well, folks, I think that pretty much wraps up my Hello/Goodbye post. I hope you all have a better summer than I'm going to have really great summer!

Much love and many thanks, sincerely,
Jane and Michael Banks *nod*
Or whatever you personally call me (to my face).