Monday, October 25, 2010

A little rewind...

Dear Family-

Communications over the few days has been pretty bad.  In the military's usual "hurry up and wait" mind set, internet access is not a huge priority.  So, this is going to be my first catch up post on what life has been like over the last few days.  As you know, I had to out process from ITT (here and forever more known as International Thieves and Thugs) and relocate to Ali Al Salem.  In local vernacular, Ali Al Salem is also known as LSA or as tent city.  Yes, Buttercup, I was a tent dweller for two days.  It is not horrible, but it totally lacks privacy and forces you to live out of your duffel bag.  The way these particular tents are set up, they can accommodate 16 people.  We never had more than 10, but even at 10 it was crowded.  As you can see in the picture below, the tents are air conditioned as much as they can be.  At most, it take the edge off of the temperature.  Between the snoring, the rustling of the wind, and the regular camp wide PA broadcast, it is really hard to get any sleep.   The bright side is that you know it is only temporary and that you will be moving on to something else in a few days.

Love you!

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