Another day, another watch, another day with an X through it. That’s about how I look at things now. I’ve made friends with the pain of being separated from my family. For the most part, I like my job here. As I’ve stated before in this blog I firmly believe in our mission and the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It will be interesting to see how things change once we start taking on other tasks and doing additional tasks. Right now it seems that maybe there are a number of people who don’t have enough to do. They have some spare time to come up with things that look suspiciously like busy work.
Political battles seem to be a favor out here too. There’s the Internet Cafe, there are some interesting battles forming around which tent to live in, there’s the battle over whether the Seabees can wear their Seabee patch or not. All kinds of interesting things to worry and get all worked up about. I find it all pretty interesting but I so far have managed to maintain my distance from most of the political hot spots. The Internet Cafe battle keeps trying to drawing me in.
The weather is still pretty nice. Warm in the day time, fairly cool at night. The guys from Arizona tell me it’s pretty typical desert weather. They also like to point out that Phoenix is already having 100 degree days.
I’ll probably have plenty of material for that “What I did on my Summer Vacation” essay.