August 23, 2008

The Lucky One

Sorry I haven't updated in a few days. I've had technical difficulties.

I got a puppy last Saturday! His name is Lucky! (His full name is Lucky Dud, for whatever reason, my dad wanted my dog named after him. My mom says she'll reserve her naming rights for a kid, LOL.) He's a 3/4lb, 7 week old Yorkie who thinks he is a Great Dane. He is just about the cutest thing ever. He takes up all my spare time, which I guess is good. He likes to chase and fight with Dixie (my brothers Beagle).
I got to talk to Tyler on Monday. We spoke for literally 1 minute. He said he was tired as they were only sleeping about 2 hours per night. When I spoke to him, he hadn't even started his actual bootcamp! He was still in reception practicing "hurry up and wait" and staying awake. He finally started his actual training on Wednesday. He says he has heard they will get 10minutes of phone time on Sundays, but for me not to get my hopes up. I got a form letter today with his address. Here it is for all of you:

SPC Tyler Ellis
4th Platoon (BCT), Widow Makers
Echo Company, 1/46 IN BN
Fort Knox, KY 40121-5728

I should note that the letter expressly states he cannot receive candy, soda, cookies, magazines or newspapers. So basically a letter or card is pretty much it. He wanted me to say I to everyone, too.
I also want to say: A Very Happy Birthday to my Daddy. He turned 54 today!


Jan AKA Wammy said...

I love the puppy. So now you will have to post something almost weekly or more so we can see him grow. I am so glad that you finally heard from Tyler. Not quite sure what to think about that address. I'll get a letter in the mail first thing today after Bryce's birtday. Hope the puppy helps pass the time while Tyler is away.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize he was leaving so soon. How long will he be gone? Just reading this made me cry. I feel for you. If you need someone to talk to, I'm here. I love you!

alex :) said...


btw i have a new blog bc it wouldnt let me post anything on my old one...

the new URL is