Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Settling In

Well since I've been home I've slowly jumped back into what I called my life.

While sorting through my mail I have found a few expected items. For my contributions, I have joined the Grand Masters Club in the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) and the Athelstan Nobility award in the York Rite College.

I have also started the paperwork in getting back into college. It will be weird to be back in school. I'm also taking on a Little Brother for my Kappa Sigma Chapter.

I have gone to a few Mason meetings; two Fall District Communications and the 2nd Annual Historical Lodge meeting. At the first District meeting, I attended the Grand Master honored me with his newly made "Idaho Freemason Medal of Merit". I hope to have more Masonic soon, bit that will have to wait until some things are confirmed.

Tomorrow I will undergo LASIK eye surgery. Next week my friend is getting married. October I also have Commandery, a York Rite conference, the Fall Scottish Rite Reunion, and some fun hunting with the family.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I Made It To Boise!

Well I finished with de-mobilizing in Ft. Lewis and flew back to Idaho last night.

My parents, younger sister, nephew, one of my Kappa Sigma Pledge Brothers, and high school friends greeted me at the air terminal. I hugged them all for a while.

I went out with my KSig buddy and many of my old friends. It was a blast. We drank and shared stories. Then to top the night we stopped by a late-night pizza place. So good.

On my way down to the bars my Lodge Secretary called me and said the Brethren of the Lodge of Research elected me as Worshipful Master. I have to appoint an editor-in-chief for the LoR's magazine called the "Transaction". I will be installed during my home Lodges installation ceremony in December.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back in the USA.

Well with this new month comes a new chapter in my life. I have finished my time in Iraq and new currently de-mobilizing. I hope to make it home quickly.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Leaving Iraq

Well, the time has come and I am pleased to say I am leaving Iraq to head back home, and rejoining life as I knew it. See you soon America!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This Day in History

On this day in 1901, William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. In 1915, the prototype for the tank was unveiled. In 1997, more than 2 billion watched the Princess Diana funeral on TV. In 2007, Italian opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti died at the age of 71.

On this day in 1958, one of my favorite comedians was born, Jeff Foxworthy.

On this day in 1984, the one and only Barry was born! Yes, it is my 27th birthday. I am still in Iraq which means this is the first birthday I have had not on American soil. I will soon be home though and cannot wait to be out of here.