Three posts in a row.
Wow, maybe I'm feeling like my old self again!
Thank you so much for all your comments on yesterday's post.
I just wanted to make sure you all understood that the picture
I posted yesterday
WAS NOT where the Colonel is actually sleeping.
That was just a picture I found on line.
I actually did some research on the "shipping containers" being used for housing.
And apparently there are quite a few laying around that countries are using them for housing.
They're stacking them on top of each other connecting them with hallways and stairwells and voila...an apartment house!
They are dry walled inside and there is even a window.
Unfortunately, the Colonel doesn't sleep on that side of the container.
There are two bunk beds in each container.
I was wondering about that...
does the Army actually plan on putting four people in one container?
That would really be uncomfortable.
Right now he is sharing his container with another officer.
The Colonel read my post yesterday and promised to take some pictures.
Also, Olde Dame Penniwig commented on the fact that we are paying for the Internet service in his quarters and how she felt the service should be free.
I have to agree with her.
When The Colonel was in Iraq, we opted not to pay the extra price and he would go to the communication room for us to chat. But this time, we decided to pay for the service.
And let me tell you, it's been wonderful to have this luxury.
Before he was able to get the service in his room, he was using the communication room.
And one time when he "called" me, the guy in the next booth was having a heated argument with his girlfriend.
I was actually able to hear it!
Phil and I both had a good laugh over our eavesdropping.
But my heart went out to the soldier.
I am grateful that the military has "communication rooms" set up for all military personnel. And, of course, using these computers is free.
Times sure have changed.
Just a few years ago we weren't able to communicate so wonderfully.
Becky over at Holiday in the Sun mentioned that when her husband served in Desert Storm, they could only write letters.
I have a dear old family friend whose husband served in World War II.
She said they could only write letters and that most of his letters would come censored.
And the letters weren't that frequent.
He was gone for 3 years before he came home.
The Colonel being gone a year is hard.
But I get to talk with him and sometimes even see him.
Feeling very thankful today for technology.
The support of all my wonderful blogging friends!