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Thursday, January 11, 2007

11 January 2006, I'm thankful. I'm thankful for many things, being an American, being free, having family and friends, and that I'm almost 10 1/2 hours ahead of America in time. Why? for a couple of reasons, my Monday is about over when yours is just starting, I get to Friday sooner than you do, and when I finally get to go home, I get to relive that 10 1/2 hours. Most people don't get that chance. During that short bit of time, I will get to reconnect with my family and it will be some of the most precious moments and cherished moments I will have, that and a real chili cheese foot-long.
I imagine several people have read other soldier's blog sites and wondered why I don't give more information about the events I see and encounter each day. Well, the simple reason is too much information can get soldiers hurt or killed, and I'm not willing to deal with that. I know that if someone was intent, they could research my entire blog and put together information, but you would have to work at it, and I'm not going to make it easy. My primary job here is to make sure that I get every soldier I brought from Oklahoma makes it back home in one piece and alive.
I spent most of the day revising a 13 page document so that we could use it better. Now, that was fun. If anyone has every read a military document and managed to stay awake during the read, you know it's a challenge. If they aren't using 8 different acronyms to describe one certain item, then they are using seven paragraphs to tell you what a stapler is used for. It's part of the horrors of war that you never hear. At least in battle you get to shoot at those that piss you off, in the office, well, suck it up. Of course, no one has me upset, today anyway.
We went to the gym this morning and lifted weights and I'm headed to ab lab tonight. I found some pictures of us from last January and I will be posting mine in an upcoming post to show you the before and now. Several people have done fantastic jobs in getting healthier, and I'm on the rise.
Not much else to report, be safe and have a good day.

11 comments:

David said...

Your posts about life in camp are far more interesting than the news we're reading here on a daily basis, so keep it up - we're all enjoying your narrative. Here's to chili dogs and your return to Oklahoma.

Dixiechick said...

There is no way that anyone could ever expect you to jeopardize your safety and the safety of others. I enjoy reading your blog. No way would I ever want to you give details and then something terrible happen.... I'm with David..keep it up..

Thanks for making me hungry for chili dogs... looks like a foot long chili dog from Sonic for lunch.. ;-) like I really need that...

Stay safe...

Sarge Charlie said...

Ok dub, your news is lots better than the whining I here, can’t stand it, turned it off. I see the chicken hawks out in full force today, here’s hoping they do not make your effort there for nothing. That is the way I felt when Saigon fell.
I pray that you will succeed with your primary purpose, all you guys will come home and live a full and healthy life.
I will FedEx you a chilli dog if you think it would be good when you get it.

I love Roger Miller

Stay safe my friend

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hey dub? your blog is perfect just the way it is, okay? we hear the rest on the news anyway. and the acronyms? you know i love it when they talk a in letters!! be safe.... bee

mom at home said...

Well Dub I wish you could give some of your spirit of thought and views on life to Grandma. She sure coul use some positive in her thinking. We love you Son

Michael C said...

Well, Happy Friday! That is certainly something worth bragging about! Do you ever find yourself starting to write about something and then realize you probably shouldn't because it might reveal the smallest detail?

I noticed Sarge Charlie likes Roger Miller, too. I actually got to hear a version he did of Sunday Morning Coming Down. I thought it was at least as good as Johnny Cash's. Have a great Friday!

Cheesy said...

More important is... that YOU stay safe! Hurry home... and know you are appreciated!

Angel said...

Hi
Great blog! My dad used to be in the army and he has told me a few stories about the horrors of war one never hears about...like trying to read through seven paragraphs of a description for a stapler! I had to laugh at that. I'll keep coming back to view more entries!

ShadowFalcon said...

Oh Oklahoma! You know the words (Ok I'll sing it in my mind).

I hope you all get to go home in one piece.

Wade Huntsinger said...

Hey, I celebrate with you now your return to the other DUBS in OK. Funny how absense makes the heart grow fonder. Decisions are great arn't they. Thanks for all your encouragement. Be SAFE

Odat said...

Keep on being thankful and just keep thinking bout that chile cheese dog...I work for a bureacracy too so I know about aconyns and boring details....altho I'm not comparing that to what you do, cause what you're doing is much more important...stay safe and be well...
Peace