Wednesday, December 13, 2006

13 December 2006, will I be staying in the office anymore? I took another trip today, this one only an hour long and we didn't get the mission accomplished, so guess that means another trip out soon. I was also informed today that I shall be "dubbed" (hehe) Head Construction Guy this weekend. We have given some old connexes to the Police District we are in so they may use them as sub stations. Well, to make them more winter friendly I have been instructed to build fronts for them so that they can have a door and be enclosed. You know what this means....POWER TOOLS, HAHAHAHAHAHA. I have been telling everyone here that I was trying to get fired from my job in the office and be sent to self help, this is about as close as I'll get. Of course, I have guys back home that have already said I was helping them with some roofing projects, Mrs. Dub said I have a kitchen to remodel, bathroom to remodel, barn to in law bought my old house, so it's in pretty good shape already. If I can only win the lottery, I would just go around and fix things all the time.
Anyway, let's get to the pictures I wanted to share today. I looked around on the Internet and wasn't able to find a picture of the Queen's Palace in all it's glory, so I'll just post this one as it stands today.

This next picture is several houses with a view, although the smog and haze take that view away.

Fortunately the sky is much clearer where they are. I just wouldn't want to live at the top or the bottom, somewhere lower middle works best.

This next shot is the mountain range in south Kabul still near the Queen's Palace. The building on top of the hill is the old Russian Officer's Club. It stood stripped and abandoned for several years to include when we were here the last time. We went up there several times during our first trip for the spectacular view it offered. Someone finally decided it was worth fixing up.

We went out on the track this morning and ran 3 miles. Let's just say that that my body and I are not on speaking terms at the moment, although it is yelling at me for doing that. The fact that I have been working out is probably the only thing that kept me from falling over from this week. Time to go, be safe and have a good day.


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

thanks for the pics, very interesting. i never pictured it looking like that.....bee

Ai said...

it looks like its build into the hills... do you have more pictures that you share? ;)