Friday, January 12, 2007
I made this website to be a little more "family friendly" However, I find that I don't have enough time to upkeep two websites. Be warned, my other site is slightly more...."rough around the edges" shall we say. It's not all happy stuff. It's not all family stuff, it's not all nice stuff, it's not even all agreeable stuff. So don't say I didn't warn you! :) I hope you all still enjoy.
I shall leave this site up for quite a while to make sure everyone has the new address. Thanks all!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
back in the sand
My R&R was everything I hoped it would be. Lazing around the house, spending time with my family, and just doing what I wanted to do, without worrying about getting blown up when I'm out driving.Now, the count-down is on. It's almost time to go home and I am pumped! Yes, I must still keep my head in the game, stay safe, and stay low. But I can do that and still mark off the calender when I get back to my can.
Monday, November 20, 2006
I am home on leave. It is wonderfull. I am very excited and happy to be home. I wasn't sure if I would be or not. I knew I was going to enjoy it, but I didn't know what to expect. I am still in "the mode." I get ancy when vehicles get too close, I yell "clear" when approaching a cross road. I constantly scan the roadsides even though I KNOW there are no bombs here. So I'm adjusting. About the time I do, it will be time to go back. Even so, I LOVE this. Eating where I want when I want. Not so much with the sleeping in because of the little one being up and ready for the day bright and early, but I cherish even this.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Learning new tricks
Ah yes, the fine art of disguise. I love these things. They are super practicle for the desert. There is not much to report after our last big event. I am back on patrols and scanning the roadsides constantly. I don't realize how stressing just doing that is until I collapse in my bunk. I am counting down the days until leave (sorry everyone, I'll tell you "after" I'm home).
I got a really nice cheap Ibanez guitar online a while back, so I am brushing up on that again. I have given up on the Iraqi language and am studying my French again. Thankfully I brought some books and computer software. It's coming along slowly but surely.
I've heard the recent Kerry statement about uneducated people in Iraq. That guy just keeps digging himself deeper and deeper I tell you.....
I wish I had a dog over here, that would be cool. One of the guys got a sheep the other day. The guy thinks he's a dog or something, it's fun to watch. I guess that will have to do until I get home for good.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Down to the last Millisecond
All this happened within the space of a few seconds. Life and death decisions are made in infinitely small amounts of time.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tick tock, man it's hot out!
Saturday, August 19, 2006
My team members
I was driving out on a night mission last night. We were driving on and on down the road. For a minute I was driving down Hwy 2 back home…it was wonderful. Then I snapped back to reality and franticly scanned the road for pressure plates…nothing, open road.
I got back to my rack in the wee morning hours and fell into a deep sleep. Again, I was home. My wife and son greeted me as I got off a bus. We all went home together. I rocked my boy to sleep and stayed up with my wife. Then someone pounded on my door. Once again I was snapped back to a reality I’d rather not face. A new day in Iraq
I live for those moments in time….I thought I was home.