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Posted by rue_des_reves on Mon, Jan. 15th (2007) at 10:45


simplydorei at 2007-01-15 20:20 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome, Jai!

Like you, i sometimes find it hard to find a lot of common ground with other AF spouses because of the 'latecomer' thing...either all the other new spouses are very young, or my age & been around the AF for a long time. Add in that we have no kids yet, and it leaves even less!

However, i generally find that most are very friendly and i get along well with them...it's just that outside of whatever project we may be working on together, there's little else that's common ground. But i keep volunteering when i can, as it's usually a lot of fun.

As an aside...we briefly visited Offutt last Sept. At least, we thought we were flying into there. But when we got off the C17, we learned that the airstip at the base was closed for repairs and we were actually at the airport! Lots of fun!

rue_des_reves at 2007-01-17 18:14 (UTC) (Link)
Hi! Thanks for the welcome!

Oh yes, for several years I too, was the something of an outsider because I had no kids. I once went to a spouses' "mixer" ("forced fun," if you will) and the president approached me to say hello and immediately asked if I had any children. Upon my negative answer, she basically said "Oh. Well. Ok. (awkward pause) It was nice talking to you."

As if I didn't count because of that one factor! I think that is why I liked teaching martial arts to kids and adults because they certainly did not care! Those classes certainly filled up my calendar in the otherwise rural Italian countryside, ^_^

Oh yes, this base JUST finished their scheduled repair of the landing strip! Now we have planes flying over us all the time. At least it is not noisy ones!
simplydorei at 2007-01-19 06:16 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, what a horrible story...but it just sounds spot on!

How in the world are those KC's not noisy?!?! They are sooo huge.

rue_des_reves at 2007-01-19 14:00 (UTC) (Link)
Once you've heard the graceful, soothing sounds of F15s & 16s over your head, you know what noisy can be! ^_^
simplydorei at 2007-01-19 18:39 (UTC) (Link)
LOL...that's pretty much all we get here! It's always fun explaining to people on the phone that they need to repeat the last 45 seconds of anything they just said! (:
rue_des_reves at 2007-01-20 17:08 (UTC) (Link)
In Aviano we had a cute little outdoor restaurant across the street where the 16s took off. So it's cover your ears, take a bite of your falafel, cover again. They always travel in pairs. ^_^
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