Finally...

Monday, August 2, 2010

When I said in my previous post, "If you come back tomorrow," 
I really meant if you come back next week.  
Sorry about that.  

Here are the pictures I promised of the Colonel's quarters. 
I posted pictures a few months ago of the shipping container he was sharing with another soldier when he was in Kabul.  

He has since been transferred up to Northern Afghanistan.
This is his NEW shipping container. 
Only this one has a wall down the middle making two separate units.  

Here is his new shipping container.
Very small.
His half is on the right.
With the door open...


He had help making the bunk, to get the bed off the floor...
Where he keeps his clothes and books.
Can you see he's getting some good use out of the boxes I send him?

The desk he also had help making...
He really is pretty neat and organized.
You should see pictures of his shed here at home.  

I must say I'm quite impressed with what he's done with 
his half of the shipping container.
And I know he's happy there's a wall dividing the container.

I'm grateful he has an air conditioning unit on the wall.
It's been so hot over there.  
One day he told me it finally cooled down to 115.

My heart goes out to the other soldiers who have to spend 
their time in tents.

When he sent these pictures last week,
I immediately emailed him back and told him
NOT to get too comfortable over there!

Enjoy your Monday!

22 comments :

  1. You know, I think that prisoners are given more room than this. Please tell the colonel thank you for me for his service.

    Jane

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  2. Wow, he is so neat and organized. I am so glad he has a window unit. I agree with Jane, please tell him thank you for what he is doing every day.

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  3. Very impressive! Not the size of the container, but the good use the Colonel has made of the space and so neat and tidy!
    God bless you both!
    Hugs
    Christine

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  4. Wow! Kudos to the Colonel for making the most of a not so great situation! So thankful for his service!

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  5. I am very impressed with what he has done with the place! So glad to hear he has AC too, I can't imagine sleeping in tents in that kind of heat:(

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  6. He certainly has made it his own...I can't get over the litle deck on his neighbor's side.
    Yes, thank goodness he has AC. I was immediately thinking he would melt in there!
    Please send thanks his way from me and my family...

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  7. WOW...He haa made such good use of such a small area. Soo neat and organized too...Thank God he has the AC...I just can't imagine how he'd ever bear it otherwise. How I thank God for him and for all the others too. And the ones in tents? Oh my goodness. How wonderful though that you can see for yourself right where he is and how it looks. I'd find that comforting for some reason. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Debbie

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  8. I am impressed with all that he has done as well! He might have to start his own decorating blog - dessert living!! And double yeah for air conditioning:) Please tell him how much his service is appreciated.

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  9. Thanks for sharing their conditions over there. We know better how to pray for all the men and women serving there.
    He is a neat-nick. I mean that as a compliment.
    Have a great week. Be sure to tell him people are praying for them and we say a BIG THANKS!

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  10. Seeing those pictures was really interesting--thanks for sharing them! I can't believe the small space, but he has made really good use of it all. So orderly and organized--that's awesome. Thank goodness for that a/c. Some of the soldiers are enduring over 115 degrees?! That's horrible. It just makes me even more aware of their sacrifice to our country and even more grateful for what they go through to keep us safe.

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  11. With a cubby like that, he should be promoted right away to General! Looks like they all will be coming home pretty soon. Have a good week!

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  12. It's small but at least it's private. And so neat! Oh Lois that heat! I just don't know how they do it. God bless all of them!

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  13. HI LOIS,
    WOW,THAT COULD BE A BIT CLAUSTRPHOBIC,
    BUT HE SEEMS TO HAVE MADE THE BEST OUT OF UTILIZING HIS SPACE!! LOL AND SO GLAD HE HAS A/C. 115 DEGREES, AND
    WE THINK WE HAVE IT BAD AT 100, AND WE DON'T HAVE TO WEAR FATIQUES AND CARRY EQUIPMENT AND SUCH. OUR TROOPS SO NEED OUR PRAYERS JUST TO MAKE IT THRU THE DAY!!
    GOOD TO SEE YOU POST HON. HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL,
    LOVE AND BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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  14. I don't know how he takes the heat over there. At least I can stay in my nice cool home thanks to him. I appreciate all he does for our country.

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  15. So glad he has air conditioning! Very creative use of his space. Welcome back!

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  16. Glad he has A/C and tell him I want to hire him to come and organize my house. Tell him we send big Thanks for all his good work to make our world a better place. May God return him safely (and all soldiers) into your loving arms back on to the good old USA!
    Joyce (still not blogging at this time but reading blogs)

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  17. He has a done a great job! Seeing this makes me even more appreciative of our service men and all they do.

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  18. Hi Sweetie! He sure does know how to maximize a space, huh? That's the training they all get at basic, but few carry it on!!

    Well done, Colonel!

    Hope your summer is going well Lois. Sure have missed you posting regularly!

    Know that you are loved and appreciated!
    Big Hugs,
    Becky

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  19. What a teensy small space, but oh what he has done with it! Very tidy & organized. I could take some lessons. Please send him our ♥ and thanks for all he does for our country. Bless all of you! Hugs, Tammy

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  20. I also want to add my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
    Please tell hubby and all those who are keeping us safe.
    I don't think that I could spend to much time in that space. He is sure organized.
    Hugs

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  21. He is definitely a very organized man.....what a great job under such cramped circumstances. We thank our troops for their service.

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  22. Just stumbled onto your blog saw the picture and thought that is the perfect low cost housing for a single person. The problem is with the neighborhood though.

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