Sunday, September 23, 2007

Home at Last

I arrived home this last Thursday evening, and it is hard to express how wonderful it is to be here. The incoming baby was able to wait for me (probable arrival is by next weekend).
It is at this time that I'm going to retire this blog, at least until my next trip 'over there'. Thank you for all the interest that you have shown, I have met many people through this venue that made a tough time a little more bearable.
Again, Thank You.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Back in the U.S.A

We arrived yesterday to North Carolina, hard to say how nice it is to see green stuff. Couple days here, and I'll be on my way home. 110 degrees when we left, 60 when we arrived.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Last Photos of Iraq

We did some tourist type things our last couple days. One of them was to walk a mile or two down the road to where some abandoned 1950's era bombers are laid to rest. They are pretty beat up, apparently weren't even worth bombing in one of our initial ventures into this country.
The last photo is of the American and Iraqi flags flying near where we worked this last half-year.

Tight Berthing

And no one is complaining. It is amazing what we will happily put up with, as long as we are on our way home.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Back in Purgatory

We returned to the lunar landscape that is Kuwait. (ALMOST HOME!!). A couple days here as we wait for our flight, and we'll be on our way to North Carolina.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Visit to the Dark Tower

LT Vince Johnson and myself at the goodbye meeting with the General and TQ Surgical Officers.

All the Nurses of TQ

Friday, September 07, 2007

Getting Closer

The new group has been here for almost a week, and they have completed their last major hurdle. We staged a mock mass casualty drill for them to demonstrate what they are capable of, and we will soon have our official Replacement in Place - Transfer of Authority (RIP-TOA) ceremony, after which they will officially own the building, and our official job until our plane arrives is to play volleyball. It will still be a couple weeks until I am home, but we are closer than ever.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

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