Sunday, September 30, 2007
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Posted by ea6bflyr at 10:51 PM
Friday, September 21, 2007
Posted by ea6bflyr at 7:27 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I am still adjusting to the new job. Today, I went for a run around a place called Lost Lake. I was told that's where Uday and Kusay used to live.
The weather in the mornings is very nice for jogging...around 85 degrees F or so. I also cleaned up our deck today...it was coated with about a quarter of an inch of sand and dirt. I rinsed all the dirt off with a hose. I still need to vaccum my room, but I have found it very liveable.
The picture to the right is of me and a couple of buddies. They have been here as long as I have because we all went through training together back in the states (See Blogs from FEB07). We should all be leaving about the same time and then we'll all head our separate ways. Mike (L) is a Prowler NFO like me and Jim (C) is a Helo Pilot. It's good to be back around my own type (Navy that is). Us Navy types go to chow together and tell sea storys or just laugh and joke about silly things that go on over here.
I am looking forward to getting home and back to civilization as you all know it. It's a different world over here....that's for sure.
K, J, & C I miss you and love you.....
Posted by ea6bflyr at 11:47 AM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
As you can see, it's not the palacial lifestyle I was living, but I do have a fridge, a closet and a small desk. No internet yet. The room is very small, but it's private. There are two rooms in this Cargo container along with a bathroom. (It's no kidding a cargo container that you'd see in the shipyards).We had a BBQ last night at HQ and it was really nice to hang out, BS, eat some food and relax for a bit. We had grilled steaks, ribs, chicken, salad, chips, sodas, and desserts. We also had some fireworks thanks to our friends from Baghdad. :)
I'm still adjusting to my new job and I am starting to build my situational awareness of what the job entails. It's a much different job that what I was doing before and I almost have my biological clock turned around. The job basically entails being a jack of all trades revolving around operations.
This post looks a lot different than most of my other posts because the Army's FUN police have blocked any commercial website that would bring happiness or joy to a soldier's life (to include all blogs, you-tube, etc.). I have figured out another way to post. Don't you just love the resourceful military? That's about all from Baghdad.
Posted by ea6bflyr at 10:43 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I made the move today and I'm already busy. Now I just need to re-adjust my sleeping hours. My new room is very small and I have yet to unpack my things. I need to clean first. Good news is that I now have full size bed. So I moved from a big room with a small bed to a small room with a big bed. I'll post pics when I get a chance. That's all for now.
Posted by ea6bflyr at 10:44 PM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
My daughter's JV Field Hockey team won their first game yesterday 1-0. My daughter was very excited to experience the team win. Her eye has gotten better and she had the stitches removed last week. My younger daughter is having fun at school and is entering a contest with one of her works of art. Both of my daughter are very artistic.
I pick up my newly trained relief tomorrow and by mid-week I'll be parking my hat at a different location. I will be sharing a "wet" trailer with my boss so it can't be all bad. I'll miss having internet in my room and all the good folks I've worked with over the past 6-months.
The time here should pass a little faster now that FOOTBALL season has started!! Whoo Hooo!!
The picture to the right is of a mural on one of the palaces in Baghdad. It represents the former Iraqi solders of the Republican Guard.
Posted by ea6bflyr at 8:31 PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
My relief showed up yesterday and is going through some specific in-theater training before I pick him up on Saturday. My turnover for my new job is complete and I still have some hands on learning to do in order to become proficient at the job. It looks like I'll be moving over there either Wednesday or Thursday after I train up my relief. Things are still clipping along here and I'm in good spirits.
Auntie Em, I saw the cat today o the base...he is living near our empty lake and when I saw him he was chasing a rabbit. He is but a shadow of his former self. He's all grown up and I believe he is a "WILD" cat living off the land. I called for him, but when he saw me, he ran off. At least it's good to know he's still alive and doing well. :)
As I've said in my previous posts, I do not have my own vehicle and I have to beg, borrow or steal a vehicle to get around. When I am driving around and I see someone walking, I always stop and offer a ride. Most of the Army soldiers I pick up assume I am an Army Major. I usually ask what they do for the Army and they reply with some random letter and numbers ("I'm an 11B") so I have to tell them that I am in the Navy and I really don't understand their Military Occupation Specialties (MOS). So they will tell me what they actually do (11B is an Infantryman). It's neat being able to learn what most of these kids do....from driving trucks, repairing tanks to shooting. I will continue to give rides to walking soldiers as long as I have a set of wheel to borrow. I have another story, but I'll save that for another entry.
By the way, I've changed my blog so that ANYONE can post a comment. Please keep it tasteful and I have the right to delete wayward comments. That's all for now from Baghdad. Thanks for checking on me!!
Posted by ea6bflyr at 8:56 PM