Sunday, February 05, 2006

Well, now that I have a little more time I’ll go ahead and post another blog.

I would have blogged about my activities yesterday but I was a little tired. I can’t believe that I got up yesterday at 0530 hours to leave on a flight that left at 1730 hours. I had to wait around all day before my plane even left Baghdad International Airport. So I spent yesterday mostly waiting at the airport hanger, trying to finish my book Rainbow Six. I wasn’t able to get any sleep because it was pretty sunny outside and I have a hard time falling asleep under bright light.

Yesterday morning I had a cup of coffee and a hot dog for breakfast. I kind of wish I had went to the chow hall for some good breakfast before I left. We were finally called to start boarding around 1600 hours. I was lucky because there were other guys that were stranded there for a day because of the bad weather the day prior. I had even caught up with buddies from my unit that had left a day before me.

When we got here last night we had briefings after briefings after briefings. Mostly on what to do in case our tickets become lost during R&R and if we need to contact travel. We also had to fill out some other documents and let them know where we would be going.

So here I am now, stuck here waiting for the next plane to leave out. I can’t say when we are leaving or when I’ll be getting home or where I am for that matter. All I will say is that I have some more waiting to do before I leave. It’s a long process and I haven’t got that far. I wish the plane could’ve just left from BIAP and started going west instead of wasting time here.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah!!

2/06/2006 10:56 AM  
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Enjoy your time with your family!

2/06/2006 11:18 AM  
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