Operation Iraqi Freedom

My Time

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Hey everyone. So I get up this morning, it's freezing outside, I walk half a mile to work wearing my 20 lb armor...it was awesome, I felt like I was at school again. Plus I had to go to guard duty so I got to sit there for an hour listening to someone that I couldn't understand...ah the memories. Anyway, I'm back in the motorpool now and about to finish up on my generator.

Things here are going really well. We got some new "maybe" dates I like to call them. Maybe we'll get out at that time. When we leave we'll go somewhere in Kuwait and clean all of our vehicles and then...home it is. Right around the corner.

Looking back it's hard to believe that I've spent almost a year here. It seems so insignificant now. The time went so fast. Plus it really isn't that bad here, we have TV, AC, decent chow. I can't complain, but I don't want to come back.

I'm not sure anything else is new. I'm in a great mood and I hope it can last until I get home...but I'm sure it won't. But anyway, thanks everyone for all your support, they really seem to be paying off. God bless.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Hey guys. As most of you know the military took over Fallujah. During the fight there was quite a bit of action here but since I posted that, it has been pretty quiet. So that's always good.

For the last three days I've been working alone on a small generator that we're trying to get running since we basically have the funds to get whatever parts we need for it. I've been elbow deep in grease for three days so it'll be nice if it will all pay off...but it's looking a little hopeless.

The advanced party for one of the platoons serving here are leaving VERY soon. That's awesome because we got here a little over a month after they did, so I'm holding my breath until the day I get out of this place. I know thinking about it only makes time go slower, but I can't help it.

My buddies are still in Anaconda training. I haven't heard from them in a while so I suppose they are training pretty hard.

Well, that's about it. Hope everyone home is doing well and thanks so much for your prayers and support. Thanks also for your e-mails, I love being caught up.

IMPORTANT: I almost forgot, because of the mail rush for Christmas, mail will take at least a month to get here they say. So I had George take off my address and the List of stuff link you may have noticed. That means no more mail for me. If you send me something, make sure it's just a letter or something because I don't want to leave and have packages in the mail to get lost.

Thank you guys for all the things you have sent me over the last year. It's been awesome and I appreciate you taking the time to help me out. You're all a blessing. But save yourself some time and money and don't send any more mail, I would really hate for it to get lost. THANKS A BILLION all of you for your support. You all are Godsends. God bless.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Hey everyone. Not that much new going on around except it's getting ugly and I can't wait to get away from this place. I'm not sure if it's the attacks on Fallujah or the fact that elections are getting close or what, but they are hitting hard and often now. We spent the morning in the bunkers again, fourth day in a row.

I'm having internet problems and that's why it takes so long for me to update anymore...sorry. I still haven't found a way to send the trailer out, the internet here just isn't going to allow me. So I guess I'm going to send Amy a copy of it and see if they can't get it on the internet somehow. I'll let you all know when/if it happens.

We have some guys going through convoy training again because they have to take a ride all the way down to Kuwait. But it's to pick up our replacements...how cool is that? I'm sure they are't looking forward to the convoy, but the reason they are doing it is just awesome. So keep them in your prayers. They have a couple weeks before they are leaving, but I'll let you guys know when they make it back.

I got a package from my Nana. I can't remember if I already told you all, but she sent me a Christmas tree, so we're going to put that up in December. So I wanted to say thanks for that. If I already mentioned that on here, sorry. I get mixed up sometimes.

The problems w/ the internet include e-mail, so I'll try to make it the APO or a KBR internet cafe soon so I can e-mail everyone who has e-mailed me. But until then, God bless and thank you so much for your support and prayers. Peace.

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