A funny story he told me in his letter had to do with tattoos. For those of you who don't know (or haven't had the viewing pleasure): Zach has a tattoo on his buttock (that's what we have decided is the proper term). Anywho, during inspections drill instructor after drill instructor kept coming in and yelling, "I need to see all tattoos." And all of the guys in Zach's group had to stand there and try not to laugh as Zach exposed his buttock to each drill instructor. Drill instructors are supposed to be very serious - I have a feeling the first one checked for tattoos and tried to hold their laughter till they were alone outside with the other instructors and then each of them had to see for themselves! I'm sure Zach LOVED the attention!
They posted pictures on the OCS website today. I poured over all the photos and I'm pretty sure he is only in one. Here it is:
Can you see him? Far left line!
There were other pictures, but I was glad I was unable to find him (kind of). Mainly, because all the pictures after this all the boys all look the same - BALD! Anyone that has been subjected to any amount of alone time with Zach or I has surely heard the story of Zach getting the urge to shave his head right before we left to spend New Years in NYC - it ended with me bawling hysterically because he has done a lot of damage to his head over the years - not really a pretty sight. So, for all I know he could be in the picture, but they all look the same to me.
Then, I thought this picture was interesting even though Zach isn't in it (at least I don't think he is)! But, it shows the barracks or the bunks, or whatever you want to call them.
And for those of you that care: I'm doing pretty good so far. The toilet seat is never up so I'm able to just back up to it with no worries :-) , the amount of trash and laundry has decreased SIGNIFICANTLY, and the bed is all mine (expect for when Diesel wants to cuddle at night - and I always let him)!