24 June 2007

In the 'Stan

Hey everybody! Sorry for no pictures on this one. My laptop battery crapped out and I have to get a new one. Until then, I'm using the MWR computers on post. As you can tell by the title, I have arrived in the 'stan. I've been here for a couple of days now and the main thing I can tell you now is that the only that separates the 'stan from hell is a screen door...and somebody left it open. It is incredibly hot here. Yesterday was around 110. And this is the dustiest place I've ever seen. Rocks and dust as far as the eye can see.

They still don't know what they're going to do with me. I may move down south and work with the Afghani National Police or they may send one of the more experienced LTs and let me take over his platoon and do force security work here. It's 50/50 right now. I've gone on 2 combat patrols outside the wire so far and they were pretty uneventful...thank goodness. It's not so bad here.

Well, it's lunch time here...let's see that makes it 3:30 in the morning there. Hope you all have a good night's sleep. As soon as I know what they're going to do with me, I'll get an address and send it to you all. Until then, I just want you all to know that I'm safe and everything is going pretty good.

Love you all.....


jamie said...

On patrols, already??? You got all your battle rattle right??? I thought you were going to be a fobbit!!! Oh well, we are all praying for you!! Jacob and Em always pray for you! Hey while you are there, look for some desert roses..You know, camel pee!! What out for them camels too, you know they spit.

Well, take care and stay safe! We love you!!!

Judy said...

I'm thanking God right now that you are safe and that I've heard from you.

I hate your battery has gone bad. Heather sent us your last email to her, so we knew that.

Dad says Keep your butt safe ...do just the "regular stuff"...no fancy "missions" or the like...Please come home safe. Cause Ya'll (you and him) still have stuff to do.
Love you very much keep in touch as much as you can..XOXO Mom and Dad.

AmyWhit said...

So glad to hear that you are safe, Jeff! We're all thinking about you! I'm with your daddy, don't go showin' off! Send us that address when you get it, and we'll get you some stuff together and send it out! Let us know what you want/need!

Shelia said...

I'm very happy to hear you're ok bud. I can ditto what everyone else has already said. We all love you and pray that you are safe. And, eww! stay away from the camels! LOL

Anonymous said...

Praying you will stay safe! Keep your head down and I sure hope they have plenty of showers to use. That may be your only relief from the sand and heat.

Nancy S. said...

It is so great to be able to hear from you on this blog network.
Please be careful over there and stay safe.

Send address when you can and we will send goodies.

You are in our prayers.

oldav8r said...

I'm certain the "high priests" of the Army will figure out real quick what to do with you. With all the restrictions on military spending, you may end up being issued an armored camel outfitted with rocket pods on each side! Stay safe with minimal heroics. Prayers, blessings and best regards to you,
Mike Walsh