Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Returning to the USA
Monday, January 07, 2013
Two days in Atterbury
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Back to Indiana
Monday, October 29, 2012
Back to Afghanistan
Saturday, September 22, 2012
On my way to the USA
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Completed project at Mez. What a day!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Location: Mez-El-sharif Afghanistan
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Arrived at Bagram, Afghanistan
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Saturday, August 04, 2012
On the way to Indianapolis
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Going back to Afghanistan
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
I ordered some chocolate from an internet store. I miss candy.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
spring is here April in Kunduz
Life in Afghanistan is not for sissies. I like the work, and I like the people I work with. I sleep on a lumpy mattress, and eat the Army food. I wish that I had a TV set, with the satellite receiver. AFN TV is available here. I watch the news in the chow hall sometimes, but I don't hang out there for hours.
I paid my 2012 masonic dues today, for Bowling Green and Quincy Mass. I do not get to participate in masonry in this part of the world. But I will be very active when I return to the USA.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Typical day in Kunduz
Lunch about 1100. Back to office, check out the work. Off in the afternoon.
Shower every couple of days. Back to tent around 9pm. Mattress fairly good, tent is a little hot.
Back up at 0700. Seven days a week. Same work.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The base is typical for a mid-size base in Afghanistan. There are Germans here, and I get to speak German.
The dining hall is adequate, again, about average for Afghanistan. I had a decent breakfast. I had roast beef for lunch, with a grilled polish sausage.
Looking forward to a decent assignment.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Stuck at Mez-al-Sharif
This is not a good time to be in Afghanistan. A couple of days ago, a soldier went berserk, and went on a shooting rampage, and killed about 15 or so people, including some Afghan children. The shit is going to hit the fan now. I predict there will be riots, and more killing of Americans, like there was after the accidental burning of some Holy Qu'Rans.
I am stuck in the transient tent. The mattress is fair, but the lights are on 24 hours a day. I mostly relax in the USO tent. I can watch TV, and surf the net. The dining hall here is adequate, about average for Afghanistan. The Germans have a dining hall, that is a notch above the USA. They have porcelain plates and real steel knives and forks. I get tired of eating on cardboard, and using a plastic knife and fork.
There is a Green Beans coffee shop here, but I am not happy to pay $5 for a cup of coffee. When I get to my duty station, if there is no Keurig machine, I will buy one!
In the mean time, just relax and enjoy the rest.