Ξ December 3rd, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Middle East |
Well, I’ve finally gotten around to up uploading a couple of batches of photos to my photo gallery. Mostly of Kuwait, some of Kabul.
Speaking of Kuwait, Tera is headed there for a training class in a week or so, and I might be going in a couple of days, and again in January. We’ll have to see how all that turns out, going to be a lot of traveling, but the training and certifications will be nice.
It started snowing about 2 days ago and really hasn’t stopped. Unfortunately it’s hovering right around 32 degrees, so it keeps starting to melt off and turning into a slushy mess, and then sticking again. I’m hoping it drops a couple of degrees and everything finally freezes up. It may be a bit slicker, but at least it won’t be so wet and miserable. The fact every square inch of Camp Eggers is paved doesn’t help, it makes for very poor drainage and lots of puddles, soon to be ice sheets.
We did a whole lot of nothing for Tera’s birthday yesterday, especially given that we shifted our days off this week for it. I got her a glass horse & kitty socks, my mom got her a dream catcher necklace, I think the Post Office is hiding anything else that may be in route.
We have a couple of boxes of Christmas stuff waiting to be opened, unless explicitly labeled to be opened early (unlike some people, who open Christmas packages in November). All our boxes have finally been shipped off. Nothing’s been wrapped due to lack of wrapping paper, and shortage of time.
Working 12 hour days wears you out a bit, but then again, there’s not a lot to do on your days off or anything. Burnout of both the short term and long-term variety is not a question of if but when. I’m starting to think about vacation here in a couple months, although I’m sure exactly where or when we’ll be taking it. We don’t get holidays, but get vacation in lieu of holidays so we can end up taking them at a more convenient time in a better location. We should be able to easily finish out this year before burnout sets in.
No clue what weâ€™ll do at the end of this contract, but were not yet burned out and havenâ€™t ruled out another year or anything. Heather and Tom really like Kuwait and have been trying to convince us to head that way next year. Not quite as good of money there, but much better living conditions, and a country you can actually go do stuff in. Supposedly their kitty is enroute as soon as Tony on Kwaj can part with her, so that would bode well for us heading to Kuwait and Spooky.
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