Thursday, August 12, 2010

At work

I started this new job on Monday August 9. I have doing my in-processing, and getting my ID badge, etc. There is always a lot of paperwork and procedures, when starting a new job.

I will be here in Lorton VA, for some weeks, and then I will be returning to South-West Asia. This assignment looks to be challenging and rewarding. For the time being, I will be learning, and getting my orientation, and getting up to speed on the project.

The people here seem to be fantastic. I must say that my first impressions have been extremely positive.

Monday, August 02, 2010

August 2, 2010 Alexandria VA

I was working in Afghanistan, and the contract ended. I got back home 18 Jun, but I just never got around to making any new blog posts. I interviewed with a firm, and the firm hired me. I will begin work August 9, if the paperwork is all in order, and the employment is approved. I signed the offer letter today.

I have been working in Iraq/Afghanistan for 6 (six) years, and it is a long time. I have not been there continuously, of course, but it is a hard grind.

I have been spending the past several weeks, relaxing, watching TV, cooking my own meals, and taking long relaxing baths. It is great to sit down in a tub.

I do not have my assignment yet, but I will be going back to South-West Asia.