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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

14 March 2007, Happy Wednesday everyone. I say happy, because I would sure like to be in a happy place today rather than here. From the get go this morning it's been busy. It seems everyone has wanted something done today and I was in the middle of it all.
At 0645 this morning, there was a large explosion downtown Kabul. Of course, everyone immediately jumps into action to try to find out what's going on. Reports start coming in from all over, it's the President's Palace, it's the ISAF Headquarters, it's....it's..... finally we start getting reports that it's a group of shops that sell gunpowder and weapons. Several of them linked together, had an accident which killed and injured locals in the vicinity. I find it amazing the amount of different and sometimes precise reports that come in. One was that it was a VBIED (vehicle borne ied) with the color and make of the vehicle, how many were injured and killed, but they couldn't give us a location. You can tell me all that but you don't know where????? Anyway, all of us are fine and were at no time in danger from the unfortunate accident.
From that point I had to install a lock on our office door to help keep the amount of traffic that try to enter our office anytime something goes bump, then several paperwork jobs fly in that needed done right then. It seems several of us were working on shorter fuses than normal. More than once I heard the phrases, "I'm not in the mood for this" or "this isn't the day to trifle with me", and sometimes they were coming from someone besides me. (disclaimer: I don't actually use the word "trifle" but I think someone did)
On a brighter note, some have asked if they could send me pictures for Major M. The answer is yes, the poor man can use all the pep he can get. The idea behind the window frame was to give him something to look at that could pull him into a happier place. Don't make them small or of lesser pixels, I blow them up to 19 x 25 inches and am looking for clearer resolutions at that size. As I change out the pictures, I will post the new one up here so everyone can enjoy it. Thanks.
On another brighter note, I was asked a question about my answer to one of the Sunday meme questions. I believe the picture below will take care of that.
I believe that takes care of today's events. I am now going to try and catch up on everyone else's blogs that I have neglected for a couple of days. Be safe and have a great day.

10 comments:

Odat said...

Sorry to hear you're having a busy day...but I guess that's why you're there huh? and I thank you for that....I still really can't believe you really eat cocoa puffs.....LOL.
Peace

MrsDub said...

I am SO glad that everyone on base is safe. You really scared me last night when you called and were in such a hurry. Even when I know you're safe, it still worries me when something has happened. With regard to all your problems in the office, that's what your "Easy Button" is for!

DariDonovan said...

So glad to know you all are safe, keep the reports coming as you can. It was nice to see you over at Charmed & Dangerous. Stay safe!

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

hi dub!! so glad all is safe there and you are inside the wire... i heard about the explosion on FOX news and came here to see the real deal. thanks... have a good one, i am still nursing a bad cold so i will try not to leave to many germs in here....

smiles, bee

Wade Huntsinger said...

How come i never see you with a side arm as i do others Just wondering? Stay safe perhaps one day we will meet for coffee in OK

Dixiechick said...

Time seems to fly when your busy... or it does for me anyway...

Glad everyone is safe... y'all are in my prayers...

just me said...

Knowing you will be at a happy place soon with your wife and daughter should help you get through the day!

Desert Songbird said...

Thanks for the straight poop on the explosion. Glad everyone there is safe. Keep it that way, okay?

SQT said...

Glad to hear you're safe. I've been neglecting my blogs too, and I don't have nearly as good of an excuse.

Lizza said...

It's good to know that you're safe, Sgt. I'd think that tempers are short sometimes because of the nature of your stay there.

Take care! That smile on your face is lovely.