Tuesday, November 21, 2006

21 November 2006, I can't believe we are already in the week of Thanksgiving. Back home, people are getting ready for a short work week and planning for dinners and company. The DFAC will be putting on a traditional Thanksgiving spread on Thursday and with the exception of a very few minor details, things will pretty much run the same as any other week here. This is a time of the year that we begin reflecting on the past year and take note of what we are thankful for. For those of us away from home, we look towards the future as we also mark the halfway point to this deployment. I have to say that one thing I am enjoying is meeting good people from all around the world.
You really can't make me out in the photo but that's ok, I was the one on the ground taking the picture.
Yesterday was another one of the days of hades for me. It was crunch time on my algebra homework again and I was up till 2330 hrs getting it submitted. It's almost like doing each problem twice since I have to actually put the work into a document and email it. i stopped for a minute last night and contemplated just scanning my homework sheet and emailing that. I finally decided that the time it would take me to get back to the office, and do all that, I could just type it in myself and continued working away at it. I have one more homework and one more test. Math is best taken in a classroom environment in case anyone out there was thinking about taking it over the internet.
We actually had a hail storm this afternoon, this sent everyone outside instead of inside. The sky was still blue and just the brief storm came through. I have to wonder what a lot of these people are going to do when it actually gets cold here. I see many people bundled up and I'm still running around in my PT shorts and shirt, I wonder how they will survive the winter, which mimics central Oklahoma here in Kabul.
We went to Camp Souter the other night for a meeting (aka dinner). It was one of the better meals I've had there since being back this time.
Not much else to report on my end. Be safe and have a good day.


Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear you are the one taking the pics form ground zero. Billy jor and wife arrived safely last night and are out shopping this a.m. in Norman. I made the canoli cream last night and we will make the shells tonight at S.K.'s. Wish you were here;however it is nice to feel the time moving along quickly. Summer will be great.Love you MOM

MrsDub said...

Nice pictures -- too bad that helicopter is not bringing you home! I don't suppose there's any chance you're trying to make another surprise visit for Thanksgiving? That's a sure way to collect on my life insurance policy (he he)give me a heart attack! You lucky dog, you're not here to make canolies - I guess I've been making them all my life, so it's getting a little mundane. We will ship you some shells and you can stuff them with cheese! Be safe and enjoy the military version of turkey (aka mystery meat)

Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, I will be spending thanksgiving working a 12 hour shift in the large animal ICU. Just a few friends and some sick horses, and I won't even have any cheese!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah and I won't have a wife at home to make my dinner. That'll get me in trouble.