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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

16 May 2007. This was my first official short day. Yep, I went in at 0630 this morning and just finished for the day at 1600. That's only 9 1/2 hours. I even had three minutes for a burger at lunch.
Now besides being inside a Humvee convoying on Jalalabad Highway while my vehicle was on fire, nothing else really happened. Did I catch your attention with that one? Not to worry, this was the driver's first trip outside the wire since getting here and he forgot to disengage the emergency brake and the brakes got hot enough to start a fire, we simply pulled over, (in the typical IED zone of that highway) grabbed a couple of fire extinguishers, put it out, waited a bit and pulled the vehicle back to the base. I had just enough time to grab a burger and eat it on the hood of the next Humvee so we could go back out. The second attempt was much more successful and we completed the mission without any more incidents.
I have a couple of wood projects lined up for tomorrow, some certificates to print up, and then get caught up on reading my favorite blogs, the latest chapters Miss Dub has written on her stories, and just relax. Somewhere in there, I do need to hit the gym too.
Well, be safe and have a great day.

14 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

Yes You got my attention, what the hell are you doing outside the wire, you are way too short to be there, remember you have done your time, you know the rest........

I was back at Todd Larkin's Site and found a video of some of your people in the comments, I am posting it.

Stay safe........

Sarge Charlie said...

The post is up, check it out.

Dixiechick said...

Ummmmm ... yup... you got my attention... glad that's all it was .... hopefully next time the guy will disengage the emergency brake... what a doofus... ;-)

Stay safe!

David M said...

Trackbacked by The Thunder Run - Web Reconnaissance for 05/16/2007
A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention.

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

stay inside the wire dub!!

smiles, bee

Mel's Mom said...

Be safe, for goodness sake!!

Rebecca said...

Was reading around on your blog. Your an Okie???Me too! Awesome. *hugs*

Maryfly said...

I think my eyebrows shot up off my forehead at the vehicle on fire comment. LOL

stay safe

Comedy + said...

I'm with Sarge Charlie. You are too short to be outside the wire. Yes, you did get my attention with the fire :) Stay safe and God bless.

Linda said...

This is no time to get slack with security or taking care of yourself (not that any time really is but this is especially NOT the time!). Stay safe - go to the gym and stay safe!

Travis said...

I love the picture - very clever!

The Gamin said...

With only a 9 1/2 hr. day and short timing it, maybe someone felt you needed a brake.

MrsDub said...

BUT IS YOUR ROOM CLEAN YET?

Rock Solid said...

I'm in contact with an anonymous Israeli Politician through his Administrator...
talkin' about that burger reminded me that I mentioned I had to take a break for dinner time and asked the Admin "do you call it dinner time or supper time over there?"

The reply was..."it's midnight over here...what? you get to eat?"

tell you more about what's goin' on when you get back...
our middle name must be 'food'...