Saturday, November 24, 2007

So, how was YOUR Thanksgiving...?

Mine wasn't too bad. The day before, I reported to the airport nearest my home of record and flew to Atlanta. I boarded a flight to Kuwait, via Leipzig Germany, at 1800. We flew about 8.5 hours to Germany, where we had a 1 hour layover, then continued to Kuwait City. That leg of the flight was about 5 or 6 hours in length.

In Kuwait, I stayed up until sunrise, then slept all day and all night Friday (except for required formations and whatnot). We left Kuwait finally at 7pm or so (local time, so 8 hours ahead of East Coast time now) on Saturday evening, and now I'm in Bagram, where I will be delayed for probably at least another day.

Bagram is cold. Kuwait was chilly, overcast, windy, and, believe it or not, rainy. Although not rainy like I know rainy. It kind of sprinkled now and then. The food was good, though. I had ice cream as often as I could stand it. Since I'm recovering from a mild flu, I wasn't able to eat as much as I did the first time I went through Kuwait to Afghanistan.

Anyway, now I'm trying to log into EQ. Wish me luck. Oh, and God Bless the USO!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

On leave

I am currently on leave, at home with my family.

I have also heard from Anderson that when I return to Afghanistan, I will be moved to Sperwhen Ghar as an embedded training team member, or ETT. At Sperwhen Ghar there is no internet access, no telephone access, and it's a Canadian facility, so mail will probably be erratic at best. Expect no further updates, and if you want to get in touch with me, try sending snail mail to:

Hendrik Booraem
APO AE 09355

But don't expect miracles. Or a fast response.