Thursday, September 4, 2008

What a day!

Kevin was picked up at 3 am by a shuttle service to take him to Toronto International Airport for a 7 am flight.  He is flying out to Edmonton then catching a bus to Jasper to spend a few days with Caitlin before they drive back here together.  We have loved the mountains since our first posting to Edmonton.  His text message when he arrived was simply "Arrived Jasper - WOW!"

Alec and I left the house at 7:45 because he had to be at the recruiters in Barrie at 8:30.  We found out Tuesday that the military has accepted his application.  His swearing in was today at 11:00.  Unfortunately, Kevin could not be there.  He had hoped to be the one to swear him in, but the flight was booked months ago and we only had 2 days notice for the swearing in.  We had a nice lunch with both grandmothers and Aunt Leanne who came up for the ceremony.  Our pastor also came but couldn't stay for lunch.  Then Alec and I spent the rest of the day shopping for stuff like good running shoes and shoe polish and picking up immunization records.  It was actually quite draining and he's not finished yet.  His course starts Monday in Borden so everything is very rushed!  The pictures are of Alec accepting his enrollment certificate.  He has his father's smile.

I am having problems uploading images.  I would love help from all you other bloggers.  If I type first all my words are blue and underlined.  If I add the image then type, the pictures aren't where I want them.  Help!  The rest of you look so professional!



SusanE said...

I can talk you through that over the phone someday. What's happening is your html code from your picture is kind of hung up with your text. Try going to the little "html" tab in your post window (just above where you type your post) and find all the weird text. Just put a space before after it and type the first word of your sentence. Then you can go back to the "compose" tab.

Congratulations Alec. What is he going in for?

Lauras Garden said...

Land Communication and Information Systems Technician - I am still surprised. I never saw him as joining the military. I have somehow lost you on g-talk and your email is stored on the other computer. Want to re - invite me?

Fiddling Granny said...

You must be proud of him!

Lining up the pictures frustrates me too!