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14 April 2005 @ 07:28 pm
Ok, almost finished with this trip. My team and I are sitting at camp Echo waiting for a ride out of this place and back to Charlie. We thought there was a ride today but we don't have too many friends here and have to wait another day. In protest of their actions, i'm sleeping on my truck tonight instead of accepting their temporary housing. If they think that taking us home is a waste of "time and fuel" then i don't need to use any of their lodging space. Company thinks that we went to Kuwait on an unofficial vacation. I admit, i ate at BurgerKing every damn day we were there. But we also worked like crazy to get the things we needed. Heck, smoot accidently got injected with Antropine when we were scrounging medical supplies. Company is going down there on the 1st and i'll be damned if I help them with any of the contacts we made. Bah.. I just don't like it when someone says I was messing around instead of working. Anyways..

None of these computers will let you use the right mouse button so it's kind of like trying to tie your shoes with only one hand.

Most of the things we found in kuwait were truck parts. We found a bunch of cammo netting, an AC unit for a HMMWV, 45 lbs of freon, brakes & rotors, Passenger side ballistic windows, over a dozen tires, more tools, a frisbee, two brand new engines, some commo stuff, and a bunch of odds and ends. It was a pretty productive trip. No ammo and no pyro though. Actually, soldiers in kuwait didn't even have personal weapons. All the weapons were locked up in Arms Rooms.

Everyone stared at us the whole time too, it was really strange. After the second day we realized it was because we looked like rag bags. Everyone down there had pressed DCU's and were pristine. People mostly could tell we weren't from around there and left us alone. I think SGT Hopper got the most 'Hey you!'s. We did our best not to conform to their garrison environment.. except for the driving. They had a speed limit and MPs who enforced it strictly.

Well, hopefully we'll be back home at Camp Charlie by the time anyone reads this. Oh, and we stopped by a Ziggurate near the Iraq-Kuwait border. I found some pottery and took a bunch of great pics. I'll put those up asap.
Danwarraven on April 14th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)

bwahahahahahaha, injected himself with antropene! hope he's ok, cause i know that stuff can mess you up!

and fuck the company, just make sure you're safe, your buddies are safe, and anyother non-shitbags are safe. other than that, you'll be ok. i should be home around 7 (0 dark hundred your time, actually 0300 or something) and i don't have work tomorrow, so i should be online during the day tomorrow after i get back from school.
i.: more fun ©____justagirlmousewings on April 14th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
Cool; more pics. BK all the time seems fun... at first.

:/ at them undervaluing your work. I'd hate that too.

Take care and stay safe.
mperson on April 14th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Have a good trip back
Good to hear from you. Look forward to the pics.

I'm going to FL in the morning for a week to help Gma/pa move into the new house. Will be work but also nice to be away for a week -- hopefully some sun too. Gma sent photos -- the one of the pool and jacuzzi already filled is AWSOME! Will definately make time for some relaxation.
ericiniraq on April 15th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
I wonder if you’re awake in your conex down there? It’s nice to have the guys back home and I guess you realize how much like family people in your unit are when you feel the genuine relief of knowing they’re all safe once more. Every time I see people from ‘the dirty thirty’, as we were formally known, I feel a little disappointed that my platoon has dissolved. Things will get better though.

I have to say I am surprised at how much hate mail has poured in on the journal about all the super assed-up things taking place recently. I don’t consider myself an instigator, but it is nice to see people who don’t like our CO drawing moral support from one another. :) The cows might come home to roost after all.

Anyway, I got ubuntu to dual boot with windows and got some long-overdue backing up of crap done. Life is good.