Sunday, October 31, 2010

My father has passed to the Celestial Lodge

Last Monday, October 25, my father passed to the Celestial Lodge. I was with him in Bowling Green, KY. We put him in the Hospice, after 30 days in the hospital. He was in the Hospice for four days. I stayed in the room, with him, that final night. I got up at 0400am, and I could not hear him breathing. I reached over, and checked the carotid pulse. He was gone.

I shall miss him terribly. He was 80, and he had a full long life. He had a laugh, like roaring thunder. He would not want us to cry.

I will be leaving for Afghanistan, next week. I will be too busy to miss him.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Traveling on to Afghanistan

I have been assigned to Kandahar, Afghanistan. I will depart next week. I am grateful to be working, and this is a fine company. I am grateful for all of the wonderful comments and e-mails sent by the readers, these past years. I hope that my blog has brought you some enjoyment. I am flabbergasted, that I am approaching the 10,000 hits mark! I can't believe that 10,000 times, someone has read this blog.

I will be doing unclassified work, documenting electronic circuits. I am excited about this project, we are saving lives.

I will try to keep you informed of what I see and do there. The schedule is rough, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, but I should be able to get some blogging time in.