Operation Iraqi Freedom

My Time

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Hey everyone. Wow, what a buy couple of days. I’m really sorry it’s been so long. I didn’t realize how long it had been. But it has really been crazy around here. We have a lot going on around the unit that I can’t really disclose right now, plus I don’t know all of the details, but it’s bad. I’m not involved to don’t worry about that…but it’s bad.

To top that off, I’m not sure if it’s the weather or what, but we’ve had 8 broken down vehicles in 2 days. That’s ridiculous. We’ve been working our butt off here at the motorpool and it seems to only be getting worse. Plus with the new undisclosed stuff going on, I may have to move back to the post office, we’ll see. Hopefully I won’t, but we’ll see.

We had an attack yesterday. I’m not sure where it was, but I heard it, then we spent a half hour in the bunkers. I guess since communications are up I can at least assume no Americans were killed in the attack.

We got more songs done now for our album. We’re up to about 7 or 8. It’s a ridiculous album, but it takes up time so that’s all good. SGT Whitney came back, so we’re all excited about that. We can finally finish up our movie so we’re VERY excited about that.

I suppose that’s it. I can’t think of anything else enough. Again, I’m sorry that it took me so long to write you guys, I have no excuse, I hope it’ll be sooner next time. Love you guys and I hope you all fun and thank you so much for your prayers and support. God bless.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Hey guys. So I just got finished with CQ. That means I had to stay in the office all night in case they needed accountability etc. You get to sleep, which isn't normal for CQ, but you get to sleep because you have to work the next day too. Oh well.

Anyway, last night was an interesting night. First of all it was our awards ceremony. Most of the people in the company got an ARCOM, which is an Army Commendations medal. Me and another guy from the motorpool got SGM coins. In the army when an individual wants to recognize another individual, they hand out these personalized coins. Some of the other people got the Col.'s coin. It's kind of like the green ribbon at field day in elementary school. They TRY to give one out to everyone that's not a complete screw up, so it's not that big of a deal.

In addition, yesterday they had some kind of investigation, or barracks inspection, or something. I'm not sure what it was because we weren't allowed in our trailers at all.

We also got to show our movie trailer to the company last night. It went pretty well for the 2:00 that it takes to show the trailer. The real movie will be interesting because it was hard to get this group to sit down for the 2:00 trailer. How much worse is the 30:00 one going to be. We'll see.

I guess that's about it. I need to go shower and shave etc. Gotta work in an hour. So I'm going to go. Love you all and I thank you for your support and prayers. God bless.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Hey everyone, another couple days down. It’s almost December which means it’s getting closer to time to get out of here. And man do I love that.

Yesterday we had to get our blood drawn. Apparently the Malaria pills that we have been taking (or at least were supposed to have been taken) can attack your red blood cells and damage your liver if you are missing a certain enzyme. You either have it or not, it’s genetic, so you can’t get it if you don’t and you can’t lose it if you do, but it just seems to me that they should have checked for it BEFORE we took these pills for a year. But what do I know?

I got A LOT of packages and cards for Thanksgiving, my birthday, and for Christmas. I wanted to say thank you to everyone for that. Unfortunately (and fortunately) I won’t be able to wait until Christmas to open the packages because I will have almost everything I own already on it’s way home in the mail, so that stuff will now have to be included. But I still wanted to thank you all so much for thinking of me.

Time here seems to be slowing down just a bit. Probably because I’m thinking about the future too much, that seems to happen when you’re trying to obtain a goal and it’s finally, after a year of waiting, in sight. Nevertheless, work goes on and we’re still trying to get things ready so that we can leave when it comes time. And what a glorious day that will be. I hope everyone at home is doing well, e-mail me whenever you want, because no matter how little time I have left, and e-mail will never get lost because I have to move. It’s the best method of communication if you ask me.

I guess that’s about it, I’m going to go get to work and do whatever else is needed to make the time go by faster. Oh yea, I almost forgot. My friends and I have started a new project to waste time away since the movie is almost done. We have decided to make a cover album. We have taken songs from the past, some from the present, and did our own rendition of them. But that’s not the catch. You know that nothing we do ends up being serious, so we decided to make the music as perfect as our ability and equipment allows, then have the two worst singers in our group do all of the singing. Plus we’re doing songs they don’t know too well, so it makes for funny interpretations.

Ok that’s it for now. I love you guys, thank you so much for your support and your prayers. You are all a blessing. God bless.

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