6/23/2010

It's my Friday

That's right. Today is my Friday. Matt and I are both taking off work tomorrow and Friday. A friend of Matt's from his unit at Ft. Lewis is coming to town. He's no longer in the Army and is from Philly. He's driving 12-14 hours to come here and then tomorrow, the three of us are driving 4 hours to southern Missouri to the hometown of another guy from their unit.

The guy from Missouri, Rickey, was killed in Iraq at the age of 21. I know Matt misses him and I'm not sure how he feels about not being about to go to his funeral or never visiting his grave but I'm glad we are going.

Rickey and Matt drove from Seattle to Missouri once together and Matt met his parents. They hung out a lot before they were deployed. I met Rickey a few times when I would go to out to visit Matt. He was a heck of a guy. He was funny and caring and someone that everyone wanted to be around. He's was one of those people that was friends with everyone.

I'll be working Friday night at the bar, camping Saturday, and most likely laying in the pool on Sunday so, I hope you all have a great weekend.

17 comments:

Katie said...

Have a good weekend and a good trip! :)

Frugalista said...

My Friday isn't until tommorrow. Grrr!! Enjoy your long weekend.

Emily Roe said...

sounds like fun trip- have a good weekend!

Kayla Sue said...

I hate hearing about soldiers that were killed :( It's a sad reality, though!

Have a fun weekend, camping and laying by the pool? Can't beat it!

Carmen said...

Have a fun weekend and a safe trip! Can't wait to hear about it =)

Whitney said...

Hope you have a good weekend!

L.C. said...

My hubs is from Missouri :)

Mrs. Gambizzle said...

All done come and get it! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Have a great weekend!!!!

shortmama said...

What a somber day tomorrow will surely be.

I hope that you are able to find joy in the rest of the weekend!

WhisperingWriter said...

Have a fantastic trip!

Los said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! Isn't it great when a day or two before Friday IS your Friday? I'm jealous!

Christina said...

Sending (((hugs))) and strength to Matt and his friends as they travel to Missouri to pay their respects to an upstanding friend.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Hugs to Matt and his friends! I hope you have a fabulous time!

Yummy Mummy said...

Have a great weekend and a safe drive!

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