Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Friday, April 02, 2004

Hey everyone. A couple more days and I have a great announcement. I have finally moved into the place that I'm going to be in for the rest of the time I'm here. Honestly, it isn't that big, but it's probably the nicest place we've been in so far and it's really good enough for me. Sood I will build some shelves and/or an entire room around me, but it'll do for now. Other than that, things are normal. Nothing really all that new. No action lately, things have been quite (knock on wood). It can stay that way for the rest of the time I'm here for all I care. So I guess that's it, sorry things aren't more lively but that's the way I like them. Thank you for reading and thank you for your support. God bless you all.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Greetings everyone. Another day another dollar. There isn't much to report this time. As you can all see, my cousin put my address at the top of the screen, so feel free to send mail. Anything. A lot of people have been asking about things to send and really I have to say that regular toiletries are the best I guess. You know, soap, shampoo, powder, air freshner, toothpaste, etc. Stupid stuff like that. Anything creative that you can think of will of course make me smile big :) Really, it's nice just to get mail period, so if you send letters, they are great too. Just hearing how things are going and knowing you're missed a little makes you feel good when you're so far away. I guess that's it. Other than that, we've basically started our jobs. We go every day to the mail room to sort for mail call. It's ok I guess, definetly not what I signed up for, but hey, it's the Army right? We've had a few explosions around, no incoming I'm pretty sure. But I'll be honest, I'm not getting used to the loud noise at all, it still makes my heart beat fast. I bought a video camera today so that I can record for anyone interested the actual noises around here. Things like helicoptors, mortars, artillery, etc. They really are something to get used to. And there are plenty of cool things to see here that pictures really can't capture. They don't sell the tapes I need, so anyone that wants to send MiniDv's are welcome to also. Ok I guess that's it. Thank you for reading up on my site and God bless you all.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Grettings everyone. Well, like I said, the last few days have been semi-eventless. We had a couple outgoing mortar rounds for the last two or three days, and this morning was the first time I've heard incoming for awhile. You can usually hear the difference because the outgoing ones sound fainter and the incoming ones shake everything like a train over an appartment building. This morning's incomings were pretty close. Apparently they went over us. Not like directly over us, but they were launched on one side of us and hit somewhere on the other side of us. I'm not sure if anyone was hurt. Apparently there was a soldier killed here a few days ago. I heard that from someone that saw it on CNN, but I'm not sure who it was nor did I even hear about it. Other than that we did a little bit of postal training yesterday. I kind of saw where I might be working. It's not great, but it could be a lot worse. We're still living in a huge warehouse. The inhabitants are starting to call it the homeless shelter. They say our move in time for our new building is 2 weeks, but if you ask anyone any given question about when something will be done they say 2 weeks. So that means we could be here for a long long time. Anyway, hope all is well. Thank you for your support and God bless you all.

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