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Friday, November 26, 2004

Hey everyone. We had a pretty big day yesterday for Thanksgiving. First, they opened up two new DFAC's, so that made for some very good food. They had all the male workers dressed up like pilgrams and all the females dressed up like Indians. They also opened up a new PX, I haven't been yet but my friend says it's like a small Wal-Mart. So that'll be nice.

Things are good here. No new attacks that I know of. Spending Thanksgiving away wasn't as bad as I had expected. I got to hang out with my friends, eat lots of food, and just hang out. The bad part was not being around the family. That's the hardest part. But don't get me wrong, it was a very hard part. I can't wait to get back to see you guys. Really, it wasn't Thanksgiving w/o everyone, it was more like good food day.

I played another softball game today with another team. We beat them like 21-1 or something, it was rediculous, but fun nonetheless.

Thanks so much for all the comments I got on Thanksgiving. It was nice. I appreciate you all as readers and it's nice to know people out there care for me :) So anyway, I'm going to go now. I thank you all for everything that you've done for me, all your prayers, all your support, all your e-mails, all your boxes. It's been awesome. You guys are what brought me through this year so easily. You all are awesome. God bless and thank you all again. Peace.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Hey everyone. Sorry it took me so long, you know how it goes. Anyway, as you all know tomorrow is Turkey Day. I won’t be there physically, but know that I’ll be indulging myself in enough food to hold me over until Christmas in spirit.

They started the softball season up again just in time for it to be over. We only had two games left and one was cancelled because the team we were supposed to play is on a convoy…how many times will you ever hear that in a lifetime? But we did win our final game, and I don’t mean by a little bit, I’m talking about a good old fashion butt whooping. It was nice to win one.

Things here are pretty normal. Not many attacks, which is always good. We did have an alarm a couple days ago in the middle of the night, but to be honest with you, if they hadn’t knocked on my door, I would have never known.

The one thing that is new here is how unbelievably cold it’s getting. It’s ridiculous. Granted it’s not as cold here as it is in the states, but it was 120 here a month ago so I’m in a little bit of culture shock…I think we all are. Plus there is almost no heat here, all air conditioners, so we freeze wherever we go. Luckily we have it in our trailers, so there’s a safe haven there for us.

Well, I guess that’s it. I thank you all for your support and prayers, and don’t be sad that I’m not at home this Christmas season, because I’ll be back soon and we can forget this whole year. Love you guys. Peace

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