FTX means something like "Field Training Exercise" in Army terminology. (Which would make it FTE, or else we ought to add an "E" to the FTX like "FTeX." Well, it's not up to me.) Onward.
FTX also means that Andrew has to be gone for anywhere from a night to a week or more doing this training with his company. In this case, my first experience with FTX means that he's got to be "in the field" for the next 2 nights. He packed up last night and this morning and headed out after breakfast. He'll be home sometime on Thursday.
FTX (at last) means "Finish Thank Yous."
So, Andrew's in the field and I'm in the house and we're both doing FTX. One way or another.
God Bless the USA.
Cassidy Lena Harper