Dear Charlie & Girls;
Thank you for sending me photos of Lulu, it looks like she had a wonderful birthday. I miss all of you like crazy, but I’m proud of myself for doing this. I’ve never been on my own before, went from childhood to motherhood, though I’m technically not alone here.
General Russo runs a tight ship, I bet he’s more strict than any other military personnel in history. There are six of us in this unit including myself. The others are, Allie, Annie, Oscar, Matthew, and and Bryan the Tank.
Bryan was given the nickname before any of us had run the course with him, and now it’s just sort of funny. You see, he’s this big man with a square head. He sinks if he swims, he can’t run, and he falls on his face in the course, daily. He never quits though.
In bootcamp, you don’t spend your time worrying about being pretty or if the face you make is ugly. You work your hardest, and sometimes even stink. But no one really cares.
We all do this a lot in the beginning. Whenever we think we have it, we fall. Us girls don’t feel so bad since the guys are having the same issues. The only one who seems to shine at everything is Matthew Picasso.
We run in the dessert and up sand dunes during the day, sometimes not coming into base camp until night. The weather goes from unbearably hot to quite chill once the sun falls. I’m always in the back of the group, and though I’ve lost my extra weight, I’m still not as fit as the rest of the unit.
Food is better than I expected, in fact I bet the food here is better than anything that steak flipping nanny is cooking for you.
Halfway through basic things started to click. I learned my rifle inside and out. And after many times of failing, I beat the course.
And in a time trial, I beat Matthew Picasso. I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder.
When I graduate in a month, I’ll be an official Flight Officer. Which means I’m actually learning how to fly a helicopter. (Girls this is Mommy flying a helicopter, can you believe it?) I know I made the right choice, flying is exhilarating. It will also allow me to live in South Port, er Millwood I guess as of this fall, and fly equipment out to west coast units.
We had our photo taken, pre-graduation. We were going for intimidating and fierce, I feel a little silly even sending you this photo.
I can say that everything has gone smoothly for me, somethings might take longer for me to master, but in the end I haven’t had any real big problems. That can’t be said about Annie Carver. I found her in the lavatory late at night.
It seems she has been fooling around with the married, Matthew Picasso, and now is suspecting she may be in a precarious way.
None of us knew anything was going on between the two, they had kept it very secret. She begged me to keep it secret, but I told her I couldn’t. If General Russo discovered that I kept this secret, I could be severely reprimanded.
I saw her plead with Matthew. I think she wanted him to leave his wife, Jessica and be with her. Probably marriage, to make things less shameful. It didn’t look like it went well from where I stood.
As I feared, General Russo was quite angry over the incident. She didn’t really stand any chance for this conduct in any unit, but certainly not in his. She was kicked out. She mentioned she was moving to South Port, she made it sound like it was a good city for job opportunities, but really I think it’s because Matthew lives there.
After all that drama, I’ll see you all at my graduation at the end of August. It means a lot that you would fly down here with the girls.
Notes: Annie Carver is kicked out of the military field. I don’t think this happens in the real world, as boot camps aren’t coed. I was shocked when I realized she was pregnant, and that it was Matthew’s kid! So I’m bringing her to South Port, I think there might be a bit of a story here so while I’m not planning (at the moment) to make her (or Matthew) main “characters” complete with profiles, I do think I’ll have a few updates on them.
Boot Camp – I have my sims enlisted in the military go off to Boot camp to get enough skills to be a Flight Officer. I actually give them all the job below it, so I can easily see what skills they need. I let them get promoted from there whenever the game gives it to them. So they work on skills, and friendships within the military field, it’s important to be able to have some comrades.
As soon as Cara became fit, her and Matthew Picasso went to a 3 bolt!! What the heck?!? He’s actually higher than Charlie is now with her. Ugh. I caught her accepting flirts from him, and promptly changed her autonomy. 😉 I don’t need more Picasso spawn, and I really don’t think Cara would do anything to hurt her girls or husband.
Russo would autonomously argue with everyone, even when they were friends.
Fall birthdays next! Probably have that up tomorrow. I almost cheated and had her have the baby out of order… but I was patient (sort of, I don’t usually post back to back).