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I'm here
Well, I'm at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Looks like I'll be
staying in Kuwait, too -- I'll be at Camp Victory
South. Thought I'd be at Victory North; I was wrong.
The trip here was long and fraught with delays and
very little opportunity to eat. I'll explain more
about that later. It's hotter than the hinges of hell
here, and you know that hot wind that blows out of the
oven when you open it? It blows like that here. I'm
exhausted and pretty miserable at the moment, but it's
nothing that a shower and some sleep won't cure.

I love you all, and I'll talk to you later.

Love always,

24 trips or shoot the rapids
tpau From: tpau Date: July 26th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (base camp)

let us here know if you need anythingor any knitting supplies :)
rufinia From: rufinia Date: July 26th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Because tpau didn't say it... drink water!
bubbette From: bubbette Date: July 26th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
And don't forget to drink some more water (smile).

I like it when you're in Kuwait. That means we don't have to track down some body armor for you to wear as you're cruising around downtown Baghdad. (The stuff that the military issues is...well...at best it's hot and heavy, and at worst it doesn't protect you.) If you get sent down Saddam Way, let us know and we'll find you some Point Blank.

Keep your butt down.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 27th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC) (base camp)
Heh... I have PointBlank body armor, with ceramic ballistic plates. The bugger weighs about 30 pounds, and hopefully it'll stay in my duffle bag the entire time. :-)
bubbette From: bubbette Date: July 28th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC) (base camp)
Okay. Drink more water. (grin)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 29th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC) (base camp)
Believe me -- I am! Probably not quite enough, but I'm trying. Luckily there's Crystal Light packets available in the chow hall for when I get sick of plain water.
rani23 From: rani23 Date: July 26th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You're in our thoughts and prayers, sunshine.
mzkero From: mzkero Date: July 26th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Glad to hear you made it there alright!

Hugs and love!
spunkywulf From: spunkywulf Date: July 26th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
God bless ya, lass! Keep in touch and let us know that everything is okay :) We'll be keeping an LJ eye on you ;)
beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: July 26th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*HUGS* Glad to hear you arrived safely! Now when do you get to come home? :)
hascouf From: hascouf Date: July 26th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Glad to hear that you made it safe. Let us know if you need anything.

cellio From: cellio Date: July 26th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Glad you made it there ok. Drink water.

Is Victory North the Camp Victory in Baghdad? I didn't realize there were multiple camps named Victory.
goingdriftless From: goingdriftless Date: July 26th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*big DC hugs*

Thinking of you... keeping you in thoughts and prayers... and knowing that in the end, you'll be fine... because that's just how our tashabear is.

flamesea From: flamesea Date: July 26th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*hug* best wishes.

and oddly enough, the way you described the heat has some weird beauty of its own.

take care.
chibent From: chibent Date: July 26th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Many *hugs* for you!

My husband (who was in Kuwait a couple of years ago) emphatically agrees with you about the heat. When we complain about Baltimore's current sweltering humidity, remembering Kuwait helps us keep things in perspective.

We're both wishing you well and praying for your safe return.
esmerel From: esmerel Date: July 26th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Glad you made it ok!
xianghua From: xianghua Date: July 26th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC) (base camp)

GOod luck

and stay safe. Made my first drop spindle yesterday (v. ugly) and wondered how you were doing.

-Cait (also melting, although probably not as quickly. It's hot here in MO!)
crayolaab From: crayolaab Date: July 26th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm glad to hear you are safely there.
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: July 26th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Glad to hear you made it there safely, woman. To echo: Drink lots of water, enjoy all things you can, and let us know where to send care packages.

With much love, and holding you in my thoughts!! *hugs*
failstoexist From: failstoexist Date: July 26th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Hope all goes well there and you stay safe.
snarlingbadger From: snarlingbadger Date: July 27th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC) (base camp)
Do you have a spindle & fiber? Let us know if you need more of each. Spin to relax, because I'm sure there will be much stress & discomfort there.

Peace to you.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: July 27th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC) (base camp)
Want a dollie pal? The One Sixth Irregulars are always itching for a mission; we can have a fully-armed combat-ready Barbie on her way to you on the next thing smoking -- just say the word...
heartsnob From: heartsnob Date: July 28th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC) (base camp)
i was wondering why you havent been posting your two cents on knitting... and now i know why. got curious and checked here.
God bless you!
chridat From: chridat Date: July 29th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Hi. Can I add you? I'm looking for new people on LJ. n_n
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