Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Life As We Know It

I have read Jeremy's posts and I have been thinking a lot about what he has said. I can tell that boredom is starting to catch up to him. When you are away from friends and family and you are basically a prisoner, the little things that you miss really start to eat away at you. Although we are on compounds designed to keep others out, it feels like we are the prisoners. You are not allowed to venture out and see your surroundings with out 210 rounds of 5.56 hanging from your IOTV (these two alone at a size Large weighs about 50 pounds; strap something on and see how it feels to where that all day), not to mention your Advanced Combat Helmet, you 17 pound M16A2, and any other gear that is required that day. The little things like being able to get away for the day will drive you crazy. When you have time off, it is spent watching movies, going to the gym (that is what I did for over 2 hours today so I was not sitting in the room), going to the PX to look at the same things that were there six months ago when you arrived, or going and eating fast food. When are sitting alone for several hours your mind starts wonder and you start playing "what if". That is not a fun game. For me, although I trust Freedom with all my heart, it is wondering where she is and what she is doing. This gets the better of a lot of people.

Jeremy also talked about Hiliary and the other politicians. Every time we see something regarding the elections, I think of the South Park episode about elections. The election in that show is a giant douche versus a turd sandwich. A few times in the show they mention that every election is between a giant turd and a douche sandwich. I see this as being very true most of the time. I am not big in politics, do not pay much attention and I doubt I ever will. I will decide what is going to drive my vote that year, research who is doing what they say and supporting what I want. This time it is the Fair Tax Act and the withdrawl from Iraq and Afghanistan. I have not done the homework yet, but I will. I am going to voice my opinions on the candidates this year, but will say that McCain made a good/bad decision on his running mate. I know that several people like what he did.

There were several things that Jeremy has talked about that I wanted to comment on, but now I cannot remember what they are.

Mom, Dad and Freedom got the DVDs I mailed home and they watched them last night. Of course Freedom said not to send anymore because it made her miss me more and she did not sleep last night. Another very special package arrived at the house yesterday as well and I am VERY excited about that one. I am pretty Freedom has not idea what it is, but she will soon enough. I wish the other package that I mailed home would get there soon as well.

Pretty much this post is just a lot of rambling. I was going to put my voice out there about the supporter and those that are not suuporting us, but I think that is better left for a private conversation and not something to spill across the internet. It is obvious to to me that we have a lot of supporters out there, but I am ashamed there are those that are strongly against all we are doing.

A bit of good news: I am loosing some weight like I have been trying to do. It is starting to show in my face and I am glad. My ten year high school reunion is coming up soon and I need to look good for that and for Freedom when I get home.

I talked to Courtney last night and from talking to her I can tell she has grown a lot just by how she is talking and what she says. She talked my ear off for over 15 minutes. That has not happened since I got here.

I guess that is enough rambling for now. I promise that next time it will be a little more interesting and meaningful.

Until next time, thank you for all the support that you are showing and you have no idea what it means to us!!

Mom and Dad, thank you and I love you!!

Courtney, I love you and miss you!! Daddy will be spening all his time and money on you for 18 days!!

Freedom, I love you with all my heart and cannot wait to get home and see you again!!!!!


MOM said...

the other package arrived and it is wonderful. It has so much personal meaning and your dad and I could not ask for anything more.
you are doing a great job and will be home for a visit soon ......... in how many days...........

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 09/04/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

MOM said...

2 more boxes on the way today ..... one for each boy

Anonymous said...

Your gonna love the temps when you
visit home we finally got a break from the heat and man is it nice.

Shout at ya later bud....Halli

Anonymous said...

someone needs to make a new post before I go CRAZY waiting