Monday, November 10, 2008

Thank you!!

Hello! It's me again. This post is just to say once again THANK YOU for your support that you show by visiting our blog. Last week alone we had over a 100 hits to the blog. THANK YOU!! It means a lot. Seeing the geographics of where the hits come from is pretty cool. We had a LOT of hits in Texas, (April??) and a lot in California as well. I'm sorry but I don't know anyone in California so I can't give props to you.... We also had a lot of hits from the New England area of the U.S. I'm not sure if it's from friends or family but TN took the number one place again this week. Seeing that we're from TN, I kinda guess that's why. I've got the country music going again so who knows how long I'll ramble tonight. In case you didn't know, I said night...but if you look at the time the post was written it will say around 1:45pm. We are 8 hours ahead of the east coast...that makes us what...12 hours ahead of the west coast. You all had daylight savings time kick in...well our time didn't change. It actually made it kinda better...I think anyway. Normally I get settled into my room around 2000(8pm) so I can start calling around noon east coast time... I could call sooner but I don't want to call people too early.... so noon is a good time. Speaking of calling people, I got to talk to my niece yesterday! I love talking to her. She's getting older and is such a doll!! She's precious. I can't wait for her to get just a little bit older and her eyes will be open to what has happened in the last 4 years. We'll see. Anyway...

It would not be right if I didn't say a very special THANK YOU to Ms. Grimord. You and your group of people are absolutely WONDERFUL. You have touched so many Soldiers that I can't even start to explain the gratitude that is owed to you. People thank me, but it goes all to you. You are truly a blessing. I have no idea how you got my email address, but I sure am glad you did. Your group is absolutely incredible. THANK YOU!!!

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Ok, well that was fun...hard though because I feel like I type pretty fast, but that had me thinking too hard to keep it going too long. And I didn't realize how many three and four letter words I use, so it kinda took some of the fun out of it. OH OK......

Well, we've been pretty slow lately. Not much going on. But then again, when I'm "slow" and sitting around all day...then you should be ok with that. Medics are trained to work hard, but hopefully not too too often. I wish I could write some of the things that I've seen on try to draw you a picture of what it's really like over here. But...I don't think I will. I can kinda put it in a general way...if you can think it....I've probably seen it. Everything from vehicle accidents, GSW's(gun shot wounds)...which by the way...can be bad, and then again, they can be pretty unimpressive....explosion wounds, IED wounds, grenade attacks...blah blah blah...any way I will elaborate on GSW's for a second...some, no most entry wounds are pretty minor. Often times I don't even see the whole. It's not till later I learn it was right in front of me and I just didn't notice the break in the skin. Now, the exit wound can be quite impressive. Now, understand that from a medical aspect, things can be "interesting". I'm not trying to undermind the wounded and 'make a spectacle' of his unfortunate event, so again, from a medical aspect, the exit wound can be pretty impressive. Small hole going in, half a knee/leg missing on the other side. Also remember, I have seen Iraqi Soldiers, Civilians, bad guys, and our Soldiers. Yes, I said bad guys....bless the geneva convention that says that if we don't kill them in an attack, we have to take care of them like they are one of our own. And we do.

Well, I think I'm over that topic. I just wanted to talk a little about what it's like over here. Afterall I'm pretty sure that's why a lot of people read this blog. To see what it's like over here. So here are the captions for the pictures: the first one is me chilling out at a cookout we had. The next one is of me eating the steak I cooked...medium rare...UUMMMM!!! The next on is of me and some of the guys standing next to the grill while we were cooking. I'm trying to keep my promise of putting more pictures of me on here so people can see me more often. These cookouts are the best meals we get over here. We buy steaks from the PX. And, seeing that I don't buy anything else over here...I buy the $10 Ribeyes or T-Bones and cook them just right over a charcoal fire. Me and my 'boss' are the official 'grill cooks'. What can I say, we know what we're doing....nothing gets burned, and everything is juicy!! Just the way it should be! We get to cook everything from hotdogs, burgers, chicken, steaks, and pork chops. Like I said, it's the best meals we get over here.

Well, till next you all!!

Somewhere in Iraq
sgt wormy



AirmanMom said...

You are thanking us???? Oh is you, your brother and all of the Airman, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who deserve thanks with each breath we take!
The paragraph was fun, I actually read it!
Stay Strong!
Pray Hard!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Anonymous said...

Happy Veteran's Day to you and all of the soldiers!

Aunt N

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post - From the Front: 11/11/2008 - News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

MOM said...

yes ...... the paragraph was great! it was fun to read it. the pictures are great as well. picked you up a few things today and should get them in the mail this week. being off today was weird, kept thinking it was Saturday.
glad you can enjoy some BBQ.
Love you