Friday, March 20, 2009


Cool this morning. Went to breakfast, first time in weeks. Had some eggs, first time in weeks. I am going up to Jalalabad soon, on a training mission. I went to J-bad back in 2004, it was bleak. The place has probably grown, and it is bit more modern now.

I still have trouble sleeping, the tent is too near the flight line. Last night, the mechanics were doing "Static tests" on aircraft engines. That is where they place an engine on stilts, and run up the motor, to see how it runs. It is LOUD, about 140Db.

I like Afghanistan less and less. But it is better to be working here, than unemployed back home.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday afternoon

Got my weekly pizza. It was delicious as usual!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thurs nite

Went to the other side of Bagram this afternoon. There is a trivia contest at the main recreation center tonight. I am going to enter, and see if I can win. I will let you know!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday March 11

What a day. Took a shower, and went to lunch. The spring is on the way, I do not need a jacket, in the afternoons. Nights are still cold. At least it is dry, I can get by with one shower every two days.

There will be much work here. The place is ramping up. I would like to stay in Afghanistan until 2011.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Slept all right last night. The base is getting new plywood huts, and I may be moving out of the tent soon. Biggest hassle is the NOISE. The generator runs 24/7 and the heater blower is loud.

Tonight at dinner, there was shrimp creole and rice. One of my co-workers said I was losing weight. I am.

Life in Afghanistan is strange, to say the least. There is not much for me to do, just now, but the work is ramping up. With 17,000 more troops headed this way, the work is going to hit the fan.

I enjoy hearing from all of you, please continue to write!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

8 Mar 2009

Pretty weather at last. Went to church, and got a pizza. I also bought some magazines, I never have enough to read. It is a hassle getting around, the bus schedules are science fiction.

I am going to a trivia contest on 12 March. I think I will be able to do very well.

Just waiting on an assignment.