Yep, past the 3-month mark, 1/3 of the way done, but I'm not counting days or anything, still way too soon for that... (But I might start counting days until my R&R break, that's coming up pretty soon! 2 weeks at home - yea!) I sure wish I was at home right now, to take care of my Honey after her nasty spill yesterday... good news is that nothing is broken, and her face will be back to normal gorgeousness soon (well, maybe a few weeks).
Everything's fine here. If anything, it's a bit boring... I have plenty to do, mostly management of my detachment, day-to-day business of running a unit. Sometimes I wish I was doing something a little more exciting (but I don't think Vic would like that). But all of us play a part, and I'm doing my part. I have been working on taking on a larger role though, same mission but more locations, that will be nice, and all that planning is keeping me busy too.
The weather has actually been pretty nice lately. It's getting up to 100 these days, but that doesn't feel too hot, and the evenings are really comfortable - there could be a resort here! Oh wait... that's pretty much what this place was for Saddam and his cronies... but all of the nice amenities are long since ignored, run down, or blown up. But it's going to keep getting hotter, and I'm afraid that the 120+ weather will probably feel miserable.
We haven't had any bad dust storms yet, but they should be coming soon too. We did have a thunderstorm the other day that was really weird - instead of typical black storm clouds, the clouds were tan/brown, because the clouds were mostly dust. Lightning and some rain from big dark brown dust clouds rolling overhead. Freaky. I took some pics, but they don't do it justice.
Sounds like it's really nice back home (Allentown and San Diego) with Spring weather and green everywhere - I can't wait to see that again! It's just brown everywhere here...
So, it's been over a month since I posted an update... but I have been a little better about posting pics on my Picasa site, be sure to check those: http://picasaweb.google.com/bultar/PicsFromVictoryBaseComplex#
It was great to get a Skype call from Deep the other day... if you use Skype, give me a call sometime! Take care of each other!