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So I'm here at Camp Virginia, not far from Camp Victory. I don't like it here nearly as well as I liked Camp Victory; the "temper tents" that we have to live in are pokey and dirty and the heating/cooling system is, in a word, problematic. (It blows hothothot till the desired temp is reached, and then it just blows lukewarm air till the temp drops below whatever tolerance it's set for, and then it blows hothothot again. I hate it.)

Two days ago we had a sandstorm. For some reason we had new air conditioners installed in the trailer, and there were huge gaps around them that we had to seal with hundred-mile-an-hour tape, because sand was blowing in and getting everywhere. When I was back in the tent at the end of the day, the sides of the tent were slapping so hard on the head of the bed that it gave me a headache. I was able to move the bed away from the wall a little, and the wind finally died down and gave way to rain, which apparently flooded one of the other tents. This never happened at Camp Victory. Those tents had elevated floors and the sides never slapped inwards in a windstorm. It would shake and creak, but it was always tight, unlike these pieces of work.

The infrastructure here has been iffy at best -- for instance, I will have to log off and re-start the computer at least once a day because I'll get booted off the internet. We've been here for five days and our email addresses haven't been moved over from Victory yet. All in all, I'm not impressed with our welcome here.

That being said, I'm just skating till it's time to go home. 20 days now! Woot!

i feel: complacent complacent

4 trips or shoot the rapids
points From: points Date: February 5th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Hurry, we're all holding our breath, and we're turning funny colors! :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (base camp)
This is incentive how? I want pictures!
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: February 6th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC) (base camp)
20 days? That is right around the corner! YAY! :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC) (base camp)
It's actually a little surreal.
4 trips or shoot the rapids