Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Some sounds are worth keeping....

I was cleaning up the old messages from my cell phone and decided to commit the contents to my weblog. The first message was from way back in the summer. It was so cute I decided to save it a while. I had met my wife and kids in Pigeon Forge for a weekend getaway from training, and my daughter called my cell phone with my wife's cell phone and asked me to talk to her. When I picked up mine and answered she was ecstatic.

The second message was my wife calling me so that my daughter could sing a song to me. I was either on duty or in the classroom so my voicemail caught that one as well. She wasn't quite two, so the way she can sing is kind of amazing.

The third message is from a guy who wanted to borrow some teaching materials for a SINCGARS class I had taught....no big deal.

The last message was actually from today. A friend of mine who I went to OBC with returned a call to me while I was at work. He is on leave before he goes to his next duty station. Unfortunately his wife and child can't come with him, so I really feel sorry for him. I wish I had more time to hang out with him, I think he and I had a lot in common. Well, just listen for yourself.

this is an audio post - click to play

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Home Stretch...

I'm taking a break from packing gear to ready myself to go to the field. I think it is going to suck, because we will be getting the leftovers from the hurricane. Oh well, every day is one day closer to going home. I talked to my wife today, and it seems that there is so much going on at home that I am missing. I can't wait to be back in my own house sleeping in my own bed. Four and a half months of TDY is just a little much for me. I shouldn't complain, I could be going back to Iraq. A good deal of the guys I am training with are on their way to either Kuwait or Iraq. I wonder what it is going to take to finally quell the unrest we are experiencing in Iraq? I hate to hear about fellow servicemen dying every day. I also hate to hear about all of the terror attacks going on around the world. I hope this mess isn't still going on when my kids come of age.

Saturday, September 11, 2004


September 11th seems like it just happened yesterday, but so much has happened since then. I really don't know what to say. I just wish the world was a better place right now.