It’s been a LONG time since I’ve written, and since then MANY things have changed quite a bit.
- I’m married (to the wonderful woman I used to write about – 3 July)
- We’ve our respective in-laws
- I’ve ’sold’ my Vespa to Jonathan, for safe keeping
- I’ve been to FL to visit my mother, and up to NoCal to visit my father
- I’ve purchased a Mac
- My wife will be moving out to San Diego this weekend
- I’ve been in the field* since 3 Aug
- I’ve turned 30
**Field: Currently a hellish part of the Mojave Desert known as Ft. Irwin. We sleep in refugee style tents, work in a portable command center, enjoy temperatures in the 110’s, fly kites (namely us) in the nightly windstorms (a.k.a. sandstorms that coat EVERYTHING in a thick cloak of sand), go without bathing for weeks, and try to maintain network connectivity over several satellites and through several hops of another force’s gear (ahem). Oh yeah…and our battalion plays GI Joe everyday in a ‘notional’ campaign against desert-going insurgents. This is practice for some desert-like place, in which we may be expected to perform our duties. Gee, wonder where that could be?
Getting married was great, but I’m really looking forward to our ceremony in San Diego, 27 Oct, 2007…yes VERY soon. Turning 30 was kinda a non-event, but I was fortunate enough to live the day for 39 hrs before finally getting to sleep – we moved our unit out of the ‘rear’ and into the field the day after my birthday.
Currently, I’m typing through a satellite connection w/ downloads of glacial speeds, which seems to impact the loading of pages to the point that simple buttons, like Reply and Delete, often don’t work. So, if I haven’t replied to your email, it’s b/c I haven’t been able to do so.
I love and miss my wife. I miss talking to friends and family. I can’t wait to take a shower.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST ENTRY CATEGORIZED UNDER ‘DATING’!!!