Well, it's been about 1 month since Sam wished us farewell and headed to cold country, Great Lakes, IL. Everyday, we get home and Jimmy asks if we got anything in the mail from Sam. It breaks my heart every time that there isn't anything. Jimmy got a call on Friday afternoon from Sam! We went and got him a calling card as soon as he sent us his address. He got to talk for about 20 minutes and Jimmy couldn't have been more thrilled. He said Sam sounded good, got all 4 of his wisdom teeth out (that saved us almost $1000-, thank you, Uncle Sam!) . Sam only gets letters once a week. He's got about 5 more weeks until graduation and seems focused more than ever. He indicated that he's passed with perfect scores inspections for his bunk, personl appearance and chain of command. He said that he is in the top 5 of 75 people!
On Saturday, Jimmy got a letter and I got home from work to my very own letter too. I was so touched by that! Sam said that I would be amazed at how much cleaning he has done. He said that the bathrooms have 20 toilets and when he's back, he'll clean and be happy we don't have 20 toilets. GEEZ, I'm already amazed! I try and send a letter each week with pictures, etc. We are really looking forward to seeing him in November!