Well, I'm alive and well and in Camp Fallujah. Everything is going fine. It took me a few days (and a helicopter ride at 9pm local) to get here, but here I am. I'm settling in to a new room. The old occupant is moved out and now I'm rooming with the other junior guy (DP) in my office.
Not bad, he's got an xbox, tv and dvd player. Plus his room is waaaaay less dusty than my first place. This is a plus since there is nowhere to go for socializing. No hittin' the local Starbucks or movie theater for entertainment. Without your own entertainment, all that is left to do is sit around and talk about home (an exercise guaranteed to drive you crazy from home sickness).
All in all, life is no different here than any other base camp I've lived on. At least the food in the chow hall is decent.
I just got hooked up to nori_goku
's livejournal. Leave it to my wife, tendyl
, to get our 2 month old her own account. But then, I registered nori with the RPGA, so who's goofier?
They're driving cross country to live with tendyl's folks. The kittens were already shipped (and arrived late due to a delay). So I'm sure they've gone positively spastic. Hopefully they will calm down when mommy gets there.
Speaking of which, it seems day 2 of the drive was rough. nori overheated and was crying all day. She wouldn't settle, even after tendyl bought window shades and had the air conditioning running at full to lower the temp in the car. Oh well, at least nori has a day to recover at Grandpa's followed by a short trip and a day at Grandma's (or Sugar as she prefers to be called as she refuses to admit she's old enough to have grandchildren, but then again neither did her mother "Mamie"). From here on out it should be less of a burden on poor nori (and by extension, tendyl), as the longest stretch of the trip was over at 10 pm mountain time.