Wednesday, November 29, 2006

29 November 2006, well, we are almost through November and into December. I was pretty excited going to bed last night, because it was trying to snow. I got up this morning and with a little anticipation, opened my door, darn it!, anything we had gotten was already melted. Oh well, at least I was excited about something in this country.
Next week will end the dreaded algebra class as I turn in my homework and take the final comprehensive test. Comprehensive?? Did anyone tell me I was supposed to remember this stuff? Well, at least it's open book, and maybe this will help me figure out how I will do on the CLEP test I'm hoping to take, remember unless I pass the CLEP, I will have to take more algebra just to get through this thing.
One project I'm about to start working on has to do with the one or two police districts we work with. I met with the Chief of Police for PD9 a couple of days ago and I'm working on getting some rain coats for the officers here. These guys don't get much equipment and barely uniforms. Well, we have some access to raincoats and I've got that in the works. My department back home changed winter jackets a couple of years back and as far as I know, most of my fellow officers will still have that old blue Blauer jacket somewhere. I'm in the beginning stages of trying to see if there's any interest in donating them and then shipping them here. Between the two districts here I'm looking at 500 officers. The basic pay for a police officer here is $60 a month. Yeah, isn't that frightening, of course, that's when the officers actually get paid. That's one of the major issues being fixed right now. With time, I believe this could curtail the corruption of police officers here. The next big issue will be getting more pay for them, of course, I still haven't had that meeting with President Karzai yet.
Today was another good day around here. I was able to get several things done and got some other projects started. This was despite the fact that i was dog tired. I didn't get to bed till after 2300 hrs and not to sleep until 0030 hrs, and then got up at 0530. Yep, I won't be having any more cappichino at 2100 hrs again. CPT M went to the Italian compound today and had two cups of their coffee over there. He is wired enough that you can see that it is having an effect on him. Apparently that European coffee comes somewhat stronger than ours. Not much else to report on my end. Be safe and have a good day.


MrsDub said...

If you're going to drink coffee before bed, then you need Ambien - it works like a charm! Good luck with your "coat drive" - can I clean out your closet and send everything to you? Be safe and get some sleep! Missing you bunches!!

Anonymous said...

Since when do you drink coffee? You know coke does the same thing if you drink it at;you may also wet the bunk. Behave ourself I love you MOM Ps I bet we get snow before you. Tonight.

Anonymous said...

Dear God dean your not still wetting the bed are you.

PaPa Phil said...

I got a chuckle out of the part where you say you are working a deal to get raincoats and other uniform supplies for the local police officers. Kind of reminds me of what you would see in an episode of M.A.S.H.

Maybe we ought to start calling you Radar!!!

Dean aka Sgt Dub said...

Let me just say, NO I don't wet my bed....anymore, and besides I learned about that plastic mattres cover, it does wonders.

Dean aka Sgt Dub said...

I dont' drink coffee, I drink burnt sugar with a hint of coffee