Saturday, July 22, 2006

Some Smiles You Can Hear...

Rocky and I have a running joke that it is impossible for her to ever have a boring day. I think that the other day I took a page from her book. The day after I posted my last blog our base was attacked by some local baddies, We had multiple rocket attacks (more than 5 less than 10) there were a few reports of some minor injuries, scratches and bumps but nothing too serious thankfully. I was on my way into the PX, when I saw the first explosion. They were all very close together, it’s funny we have had a couple of minor attacks this year but nothing that showed as much effort as this. It reminded me of Ballad back in ‘03 during my first deployment. That kind of thing happened almost everyday, it is not as though we have become complacent, but it did catch us off guard. I was almost late for work due to the fact that I was locked inside the PX for over two and a half hours. Oh the Drama! There was another attack last night but apparently it was only a single pop shot which as I said is more or less a common occurrence. Needless to say I will be very excited to be at home and with the woman I have fallen in love with in my arms. This woman is so quickly becoming the most important person in my life. Everyday I find myself staring at pictures of her and thinking how I am the luckiest man alive. I don’t know if you have ever heard someone you care about smile it is the best sound in the world. And yes it is an audible sound.
In other news things at work have gotten very interesting, Hard Hat is a little more crazy every day. And I honestly think that if he doesn’t figure out whatever it is that is distracting him, we might all be in for a world of hurt. The guy is so excitable, he freaks out over every little thing... And he really, really, doesn’t like bugs... He freaks out when ever one gets into our truck. Which seems to happen a lot, hmmm maybe I should consider closing the hatch while I’m driving.... grin.... nah! Hard hat also has incredible control issues, he can not stand to not be in charge, and although he out ranks a lot of the other E–5's he has been riding around as not much more than a lackey for the past week or so. I think that has to do with some poor decisions he has made professionally. In the Army we have lot’s of Creeds, A Soldiers Creed, An NCO’s Creed and others, the first line of the NCO Creed is... “No one is more professional than I, I am a Non-Commissioned Officer.” It isn’t very nice but when ever Hard Hat starts getting out of control I whisper that into my headset, It appears to calm him down, but for all I know it could be just infuriating him further, sigh oh well. Dolph is back at work, his back isn’t much better but I am thankful that he is around, I have also started talking to a new guy on my shift, He is a funny guy, 23 and has a sense of humor that matches mine to a tee. We will call him Brudder (sounds like brother) because that is our little running joke. He is from California City which is very close to my home town, and so we joke that we’re family. All in all I am starting to enjoy working with some of the people in my team, so at least we have a little but of sunshine...

Riddle Me This…
The answer to the previous riddle is..
The Doctor was the little boy’s mother…

And I will try and find some more riddles for you all soon

2 comments:

Gram & Gramps said...

We are so glad you have Rachel. Just be sure to keep yourself safe for all of us.

It looks as if we will be in Vancouver around the 7th or 8th of Dec. We have several good prospects for an apt. and are looking forward to an interesting Christmas in a new home with no furniture or other household goods. It will be around the middle of January before our stuff gets there -- hey! I just realized that our stuff will be there in time to have a combined birthday party for you and Gramps!!

Miss you!!!!!

Lots of love

Gram & Gramps

Rach said...

Hey babe,

I love the post..its really sweet, you know you mean the world to me and thank you for making me smile even if I dont wanna, I love you, take care and come home to me soon..

PS I have a new post on my blog so check it out, I think it will make you smile or at least I hope it does..I love you and thanks for all of the support you have given me, you are my rock and I couldnt imagine my life without you!