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Friday, April 20, 2007

20 April 2007, Happy Dance Friday to all!! I am worn out but today was fun, great and I had a ball. I got to play with skytrak forklift today, aarrrrrrhhhh, aarrrrrhhh, aarrrrrhhhh. I went down to the connex yard in the back this morning and we were loading up two connexes to be shipped back home. During the last two hours, I got trained up on using a skytrak forklift which I have been wanting to do for about two years now. I was able to move 4x4x4 sized crates around, stack them and then put them inside the connexes. It was fun, and hopefully I'll get it put on my military license before we leave here. I couldn't find anyone who had brought a camera with them, so all I could find was this picture. Mine is O.D. green, but the orange one would be cool too.
I got plenty of sun and I'm toast, but when you get to make work fun, it's worth it. I told CSM B that I would pick up on the walking again tomorrow. SrA W managed to get some bratwurst links on camp so we are having a picnic of sorts outside the office in a little bit. Usually to find something like this you have to go to one of two grocery stores in Kabul that I am aware of that are set up like your typical store and a bit pricey but getting to indulge every now and then is great.The stores are mainly set up for the coalition forces around Kabul. I'm not sure where these came from but we can hardly wait to eat.
Everything else is going pretty good, the weekend is upon you, be safe and have a great day.

11 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

Come on sarge, get back to the connex, you know you are short.... keep the old but down........

MrsDub said...

Two things . . . first, you will NOT be getting one of those forklifts when you get home, so don't even start trying to butter me up. Second, don't you know that you shouldn't eat bratwurst when you don't know where it came from? It could be anything! I'm glad you enjoyed your "day in the sun" and I know how giddy you get when you get to play with power tools -- especially "BIG ONES"! Things are good around here - just beautiful Oklahoma spring day with temps in the high 70s and blue sky. Wish you were here to enjoy it with me - won't be long now!

Dixiechick said...

Oh geez.... boys and their toys... LOL

Have a good weekend.... you don't have many more days until you are home... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Stay safe!

Odat said...

LOL at Mrs. Dub's comments!! hehe.

Must have been loads of fun operatating that "thang"!

Happy Dance Friday!!!
Peace

Bond said...

Sounds like some fun to be honest.. Have a safe weekend Sir.

Flag Gazer said...

Every man I know is envious of you getting to drive that thing!!!

Callie Ann said...

Dub,
So glad to hear you had fun in the sun and you got to have a picnic. Sounds like it is a good day all around. Hope so. Take care Callie

Maryfly said...

men and there toys.....hee hee

stay safe!

Desert Songbird said...

I laughed at MrsDub's comment about the forklift, because I just KNEW you'd thought (however briefly) about how FUN it would be to own one of those!

Have a great weekend. I finally posted about my trip, so stop by when you have a long few moments to read all about it.

MrsDub said...

Dub's figured out that if he bugs me long enough, I will give in and let him have his way. I can remember when he wanted a Mossberg shotgun. He whinned and begged for about a year before he got it. It was like the little boy in that movie when asked what he wanted for Christmas, he replied "a Red Rider beebie gun". I would ask Dub what he wanted for dinner, and his reply would be "a Mossberg 360 something with ghost ring sites". Whatever! So, until you build that enormous barn to house all your toys, there won't be anymore - forklift included . . . unless you can justify using the forklift to remodel my kitchen, then we'll talk about it.

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

dub i think you could probably use the forklift in the kitchen remodel. sounds about right to me. ha ha ha... you guys love those big toys, don't you?

smiles, bee