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Re-Integration Continues Apace

Posted on | September 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

by Smitty

Thanks to the legion of well-wishers here on the blog, on Twitter, and via email.

The main message of de-mobilization is “take it slow”. I grew up in the Navy, and dad would just be gone so long that I hardly recognized him whenever the deployment ended. These days, we’re fortunate to have technology keep the information distance small. Physical, not so much.

Mrs. Other Smitty, the father-in-law, the World’s Youngest Blogger and I are doing fine in Norfolk, while I find out about the plethora of services offered to people coming back. My main secret was, of course, blogging. One tries not to confuse oneself with a representative sample of the population.

It is good to see Mrs. Other Smitty again. Below is a Safe For Work re-enactment (by some slightly better looking people than us) of the sort of chilling out we’re currently undertaking.



5 Responses to “Re-Integration Continues Apace”

  1. Joe
    September 29th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Thank you for your service. 

    We are all glad you are safe.  Welcome Home Sailor! 

  2. Adjoran
    September 29th, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Thanks for your service and welcome home!

    Do be careful with the Australian beers – when they say it’s a “hoppy brew” it means it’s made with kangaroo urine.

  3. Anonymous
    September 29th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    I didn’t jump on the “Smitty’s Back” thread, coz I’m dilatory.

    But I am glad you returned with all fingers and toes.  And a very hearty “Thank You!” for your service. May God bless all men and women who wear the uniform in service to this country.

  4. Anonymous
    September 29th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm


  5. Sarah Rumpf
    September 29th, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    Thanks for your service and welcome home!