I have arrived at a place called Camp Adder. A wonderful little desert town in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet here, comfortable, with all the amenities of home. We’re currently waiting to move to our actual area of operation. While it is comfortable here, most of us are bored to death. It’ll be better to be employed which should come soon enough.
Travel from Buehring to Camp Adder was relatively uneventful. Stopped briefly in Baghdad and then continued on to Camp Adder. We were basically up all night. However, the rooms at Camp Adder are quite comfortable so it was pretty easy to get a good night’s sleep and catch up.
I had turned in a small load of laundry at Buehring which I had to leave behind. That leaves me short on underwear, t-shirts and socks. For some reason the exchange here at Adder doesn’t have any of those items in my size, in stock. Things are rather primitive where I’m going so it would be good to have at least a week’s worth of underwear and socks. Right now I have about 5 days worth. I’m hoping to fix that before I leave or my new nickname will be Stinky Smittie. I’d prefer not.
Soon we’ll push out to our area of operation and begin the real work.
310 days left on this deployment