South America – Day 68

Tonight is the first official night that my sister is living with me.  I really hope this works out.  She put my kids in bed for me tonight.  I didn’t mean for her to, but Derick called just as I was putting Allyn’s jammies on and I couldn’t miss his call.  They were being so noisy that I finally went upstairs to my room, into the bathroom and shut the door.  If she hadn’t been here I probably would have just let them scream and beat each other up until I was done, but she put them in bed for me.  Then I came downstairs, let them say goodbye to Derick and prayed for them all.  I really appreciated her doing that for me!  She brought her dog with her, too, a one-year-old Syberian Husky name Haley.  She is a much calmer dog than Jack was.  And the best part is… I am NOT  the responsible party.  I don’t mind helping if she needs me too, but Haley is not my dog.  I think its a good trade off.  The kids still get the fun of living with a pet, and I don’t have to care for it! 

It was so great to talk to Derick!  I am so in love with my Sailor! 😉  There is just something about a man in uniform!  Every woman knows what I am talking about! 

Anyway, he is not working in the prison like he thought he was going to.  His little group of 14 has been absorbed into the larger group.  I think the total in his detachment is 89.  But, he heard today that there is a chance that some of them will be sent to the Dominican Republic.  Part of that rumor is that he would be in that group.  But at this point it is still just a rumor.  He gave me his address in Cuba.  If anyone is interested it is:





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Like I said, there are rumors that he will be going on to his next destination, but that is still a rumor.  And he will get the mail eventually even if he gets reassigned.  It really boosts morale to get mail from home.  If you want to send him an email, his address is  He would like that, too.

Christian’s class is putting together a package to send to him.  And everyone in the class is writing letters to send with it.  I think Christian and Derick are really excited about that one.  The class is going to send him a disposable camera so that he can take pictures and send them back for the kids to see.  He said he wished he had a camera today because there was a ship that he watched come into port.  He told me the name of it, but I don’t remember what he said.  I think he’s also gonna see if he can go visit the class in uniform, when he gets home.  That sounds so exciting!  Maybe, I’ll take the kids and invite myself along.

In other news, I should be getting a brand new phone soon.  I talked to Verizon today, and apparently Derick has our account set up so that he gets a new free phone every year.  Plus he gets a military discount.  His phone is currently disabled so guess who gets the free phone instead… ME!!  I’m excited!  There is a new phone coming out that is supposed to be comparabe to the iPhone.  Its called the Droid.  It would be nice to be able to get that one but I’m afraid its gonna be too expensive.  We’ll see.  I’m just excited to get a new phone! 

Time to sign off now.  Time for bed.  Aida is sleeping in my bed again.  When I started writing my post tonight, she was hovered over my shoulder as if she was hanging on every word that I was writing.  Lol!  Fortunately, she is asleep now and hopefully I will be soon!


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