Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hot and Cold

It's another 120 degree (F) day today, which means that 20 seconds after leaving an air conditioned area, I'm drenched with sweat. In this extreme heat, even ice-cold bottles of water become lukewarm in the time it takes to walk from the DFAC to my CHU. So, when the PX got their monthly allocation of one mini-refrigerator this morning, I snapped it up. Since we can take 2 bottles of Gatorade, or juice, or even non-alcoholic beer from the DFAC after each meal, I plan on stocking up this puppy real quick, and enjoy a cold beverage anytime I want to at home. (Note to Spousal Unit; I figured on buying either a TV or refrigerator, but not both...practicality won out...although I'm suffering from baseball withdrawals...Go Mariners!)
We bid farewell this morning to the team we replaced. They were absolutely superb during the transition process, and darn nice folks. They developed excellent rapport with the brigade and support units on this FOB, which will make our job so much easier. They left big shoes to fill, but I believe we are up to the task.


  1. Well, we sure miss you here at work. A few people have left (Cathy C. went to work for FEMA); a few have retired (Linda C. and Jeanette/end of month); a few have received permanent appointments (John S., Brynne W. and Wes N.). And being the State, there a plenty of projects/tasks/vacancies that are stalled due to "budget" problems.

    Glad to hear that you're plugging along. I really enjoy reading your blogs so keep it up as long as you can!

    Take care of yourself - Lisa Lisa

  2. I was lucky enough to leave Iraq before the summer heat (Apr 03). However, the heat in our Hummer was enough to warm-up the water in our canteens. So much so you could make a passable cup of coffee/tea/cocoa with it.


    Stay cool!