A few short cuts we may use in our writing.
Gherkins - collective and individual nickname for our offspring; online pseudonym for our last name. If you know us in person, you understand.
Full timing Acronyms and Vocabulary
We've added a new vocabulary to our lifestyle since retirement. Here are some terms you may see on our blog.
Caboose - our 31 ft Outback bunk house
RV - recreational vehicle (includes all sorts of homes on wheels)
MH - Motor Home
TT - Travel Trailer - in context could also mean Thousand Trails
S&B - Sticks and Bricks home - you know the kind we left
FT - full time; full timing - living in an RV
5er - Fifth Wheel
PA - Passport America
RPI - Resort Parks International
KOA - Kampgrounds of America
CG - campground
COE - Corp of Engineer campground
BLM - Bureau of Land Management campground
SP - State Parks
Boondocking - parking without a hook up (parking lot, forest)
Moochdocking - parking in friend's or family's driveway
Wallydocking - yes, it has it's own terms and regs - parking overnight at Walmart
FtF - Full Time Families - a book, a facebook group, a movement of FAMILIES who are living full time in their RVs.
Road Schooling - seems to be used two ways: 1. un-schooling using your travels as the basis of educating your children and 2. "homeschooling" while traveling.
Road's Scholars - what I decided to call our homeschooling after taking an informal poll on my Facebook page.
Here is a breif list of military speak you may read on this blog, if reading entries from our active duty season.
RE - Religious Education (Sunday School)
AFI - official Air Force Regulations
PAC AF - Pacific Air Force (our command)
PAC - Parish Advisory Council
COLA - Cost of Living Allowance, given based on government surveys
BHA - Basic Housing Allowance - $ for housing off base
LSC - Leadership Selection Chairman/ PWOC
TLA - Money given for lodging during a move
TLF - Temp. Lodging Facility
OSC - Offiers' Spouse Club
CGO - Company Grade Officers
FGO - Field Grade Officers
PWOCI - Protestant Women of the Chapel International (sometimes labeled PWOC)
TDY - short trip
PCS - move (permanent change of station)
POR - Purchase Order Request
CTOF - Chapel Tithe and Offering Fund
RECON Leave - 2 weeks of "free" leave at the end of a deployment...Reconstitution - in our case it serves to reconstitute our family