We had a great visit to Fort Jackson, the pleasant surprise was that Private Steve is actually Private First Class (E-3!) Steve!
E-3 took me a whole year to attain. Good for him!
Steve took us up on the offer to visit Jacksonville, so last night was Filet Mignon and a video, "Captain Ron". The dessert was watching the shuttle launch from the front yard.
I guess we can say that Friday was a pretty full day for our new Soldier.
Today is a trip to the Barco Sin Vela and some river cruising.
My only advice to Steve has been to take some of the big pay and drop a couple thousand into an IRA. This way he will have something for his old age. I expect his Uncle (Who is a reader) to help me on this point. WE can't count on Social Security, and an IRA at eighteen will be a powerful tool to show the miracle of compounding interest.