Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So there I was...in Afghanistan...




So I've discovered the templates available to me via BLOGGER. You decide if it's worth the pain in the @$$ to try and figure it all out...

So the pic above was taken with my point and shoot. Not bad, IMHO...for a little $150 camera...
Standing on the flightline, watching A-10s headed off to ensure the bad guys get delivered to their 70 Virginians...or something like that...
You can't see the A-10s, because they were long gone by then. My boss and I were just standing there admiring the nice sunset. It's the little things when you're deployed.
Speaking of the little things...
Those are what you miss the most. Take a shower, for example, not a suggestion...
Most people don't have to walk more than 20-30 feet for a shower. Usually on carpet, tile or wood and usually in their bare feet. That's a nice feeling, being bare-footed. Here (like most deployments I've been on) the shower is a shared affair. And far away. Worst case, couple of hundred feet, best case across the road or the next structure over. Usually across gravel (best case) or dirt/dust (worst case).

I always look forward to that first shower back in the states! Sometimes at home, sometimes in a hotel, either way...great feeling!

The sound of crushed gravel underfoot is a distinct "deployment sound" for me...always has been. Walking across an unimproved parking lot in the states, or across the neighbor's RV gravel storage pad always makes me think of being deployed.

Standing there watching the sun go down though...almost makes you forget where you're at...for a minute anyway...

Gotta love the little things...

4 comments:

Buck said...

I like the new look. I'm also surprised you didn't mention that first beer. Thank GOD I never had to deal with GO#1...

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