This is as you already know my first time blogging so here it goes. I have seen a lot of people out there setting up there own blogs and websites, I had dabbled back in the day on Geocities with a website but it never really went anywhere but of course Geocities did...
Oh well, anyway a little about myself. I am a Army veteran who is just getting out of the military thanks to the massive downsizing... Like a lot of people they simply decided to not let us re-enlist, so there will be a lot of people getting out in the next 2 years. I spent just over 11 years in and have had 2 MOS (JOB) the 1st was 19D Cavalry Scout, and the other was 89B Ammunition Specialist. I have deployed to Bosnia, Iraq (2 times), Egypt, and Afghanistan (2 times). I am stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky and will be ETS (End Term of Service) and moving to Clarksville, TN with my wife and 2 children. I am originally from Texas, as is my wife.
OK now what my Blog is primarily going to be about is preparing for the future as best you can and mostly from a Suburban setting. No I don't own 25 acres of land with a log cabin (It would be nice), I own my nice little suburban home with a rather large backyard. I have many plans for the backyard as does my wife which include setting up a composting bin and raised gardening beds so that we can begin to grow some of the things that we like to eat. While I am no a big fan of greens my wife and kids are, so I'm still saving because now I won't have to buy it for them to eat it. Also I am looking into getting some chickens or rabbits, I still have to look at my city ordnance's concerning these things.
I will also be going over some of my trial and error skill processes, such as learning to do some things that I did not previously know how to do such as: gardening, woodworking, working with animals, canning and preserving food, and getting my yard to actually look like something. Also I will be doing all this while going to school. If there is any questions that you think I might be able to help with send me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to answer them.