I've been having such a hard time coming here and writing!
Adjusting to life without The Colonel is hard.
Didn't realize just how much I would miss him.
He's doing okay in Afghanistan.
The "job" that he originally was sent to do did not happen.
He's now on staff with the General in charge of Camp Eggers.
He has explained to me a couple of times exactly what he is doing,
but I still can't understand it all.
As with any military position there are a lot of acronyms!
His sleeping arrangements are quite interesting.
He's sleeping in a refurbished shipping container.
Now, just close your eyes and picture one of them.
Or better yet, here's a picture.
He said he can stretch his arms and almost touch the sides.
Oh and he has a roommate.
Talk about tight quarters!
He said the shipping containers are stack two high with hallways.
I'm waiting for actual pictures.
He was able to sign up for Internet access, which is about $100 a month.
Worth every penny.
Now he doesn't have to try and get to the communication room to get on line to chat with us.
He's working about 14 hours a day.
We usually get to "chat" about 5 times a week.
I know that seems like a lot.
But most of the time it's at the end of his long day, close to midnight his time
and his day begins around 6:00.
We usually get to talk for about 10 minutes or so before he starts to fade.
I am truly amazed at the technology that really allows us to talk to each other.
When he was in Iraq 3 years ago, we could only "chat" on line through
Yahoo Instant Messenger, which really was just typing to each other live.
Now we're using Skype and Yahoo at times.
They both offer the ability to "talk" through the computer as if you're on a phone.
We haven't been able to use the cameras too often.
The bandwidth for the Internet is not that great.
So his camera usually freezes.
Well that's about it for today.
I hope you all are enjoying a great week!