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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

27 March 2007, I've got mail. A big shout out to the dispatchers at 911 in Oklahoma City. I received two boxes of goodies from them today. I thought I would go and list every one's names that wrote something to me, but that's quite a list and I would invariable miss one, so a big thank you to everyone back home, dispatchers and officers. I'm lucky to be supported by so many wonderful people. It seems my partners are ready for me to get back too, as the summer time is approaching and things get more interesting. I know you can't wait to start reading those stories. I tried to get one or two of the pictures they sent me, but I will have to try again tomorrow on it.
Today was a nice day. I spent the morning building a couple of cabinets for the interpreters to be able to lock some things up. We are still waiting on the buildings to be started as the old b-huts were bulldozed after the VBIED attack in January. Yes, there's that much red tape involved. To answer a question, yes, at times it has been much like babysitting. After two trips here, some are very dear friends to me. This afternoon we had a battle drill worked up to keep our security sharp. I got to play with grenade simulators, hehe, that's always fun. Make it go boom!
Really not much else to report, be safe and have a great day

15 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

my personal thanks to the 911 dispatchers, supporting those that support us,

Have a great day Sarge, stay safe

fatwonkkid said...

Whats VBIED?

MrsDub said...

Ah, the little things in life that make you smile . . . hand grenades!! Just remember to yell "Four" before you toss it and then remember to run!!!

Desert Songbird said...

Isn't it wonderful knowing that there are so many people at home waiting with open arms for your return?

Just watch out for those clotheslines, 'kay?

Ron Simpson said...

VBIED: vehicle born improvised explosive device.

glad you had fun making big booms

Maryfly said...

BOOM!! *giggles*

stay safe! M

Sanni said...

There´s been a big "BOOM" in our kitchen today... a lot of china is broken. Was this YOU? *LOL*

Have a safe and good night!

Dixiechick said...

That was very nice of them to send those two boxes...

Oh lord... they are letting you play witha grenade simulator.... heaven help us...LOL

Stay safe..

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

boys and their toys sgt? ha ha ha
be safe...

smiles, bee

Travis said...

Hey Dub, I have a question that's been on my mind for awhile. Maybe you'll get a post out of it.

I know this is your second tour, and I'm curious...how do you let go? I'm sure you've made friends, and you've certainly built things and achieved quite a bit with your unit.

But how do you leave it behind, and not dwell on it when you get home?

Thanks!

Linda said...

Aren't we 911 dispatchers some of the nicest people you know? Heehee!

Actually, it doesn't surprise me that they sent you the care packages because most of us dispatchers tend to adopt those we dispatch as our own. Sounds like you have a great group of people anxiously awaiting your arrival back home!

Kai said...

Grenade simulators??? Wouldn't touch the thing, but hubby said it sounds like fun!

Callie Ann said...

So glad to hear you got some goodies in the box. You needed that. Good times. Grenade Simulators, Crazy Baby.

Wade Huntsinger said...

I think I rememeber to throw it on three, not four.Anyway I still like to play with things that go boom, but we have to do that way back yonder, get my drift. About the drink, coke it is, but what is wrong with you man, army and a cop and you don't like coffee. Did your Mom drop you on your head when u was a baby? Just kidding! Stay Safe

SGT DUB said...

Maryfly: giggles
Sanni: I hope I didn't do that.
Travis: I think you are right, a post it will be.
Linda: Yes, they do take care of us. I have a lot of respect for those behind the phones, I wouldn't do it.
Kai: The Mountie is right!
Wade: Mom didn't have to, I do it enough on my own. I drank coffee as a small kid, but haven't like it since. One thing is the "hot" part. Heck, I have to cool off capps and hot chocolate before I can drink it.