December 8th, 2003



They told me on thursday that I'd have to go to Beale A.F.B for about 11 months. I'm still discovering things which make me anxious about this decision. Perhaps I can capture a partial list here.

*Concern over house maintenence(snow removal, lawn care, wall development, etc)
*Concern of medical treatment(reschedule of existing appointments, and acquisition of new ones)
*Initial deployment issues(who to see, when to schedule flight, setting up residence, etc.)
*Family issues(how to get visits arranged, how to handle time away from wife/child)
*Car issues(how to get car shipped, need to set up california reg/insurance/inspections)
*Billing issues(gas, electric, credit cards, sewage, water)
*Tax issues(2003 filing(all paperwork in MA), 2004 prep(file both MA/CA))
*Job worries(what to do while there/job description not clear, good work environment)
*Pre-Departure overload(need to finish 4months of work in 1 month, need to finish six sigma project)
*Shipping concerns(what to ship, when to ship, how to make arrangements, safety of shipped items, etc)
*Computer issues(backup of current machine, saving data, shipping it?, etc)
*Social concerns(I'm not really friends with anyone who is going, making new friends, dealing with emotional isolation)
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