I know everyone has been watching the news, and I am sure there are some concerns. I still have not seen the news. I have been real busy to not be busy and have not had the chance to watch it. I hear what is going on up north and on my way down a few days ago, experienced a bit of it. I want to be truthful with everyone, but I don’t want to cause undue fear. Yes it is getting hotter in Iraq. And if you will remember, I believe I told everyone that it was going to get that way several months ago. I wont lie to ya’ll, our convoys are getting hit more often now. People are getting hurt, and some even killed. A few days ago, I heard a rumor that a convoy was hit and hit hard. I had several friends up there and was as worried about them as I am sure ya’ll are about me. I found out it was a Turkish convoy and they had done something that they should not have done. It doesn’t lessen the loss for their families, but understand, I will not leave a camp without escort. Yesterday, 3 convoys were hit. One was a KBR flatbed convoy from Arifjan. Some people were hurt, but from what I hear, no one was killed. Another was a KBR tanker convoy. I do not know if anyone was hurt or killed in that one. And the 3rd, I have no idea where they are from. But from what I can tell, most of the people that I have come to call friend are all safe in a camp right now. I am still in Kuwait. And it looks like I am going to be here for a few days. I got a power supply for the truck, for my computer last night and will be taking it with me to work today. I can compose my email about my trip at work today. So, I hope to get that out tonight. In that email, you are going to see that there is more going on in Iraq than on other missions I have done. I know that all at home are going to worry about me and the others here. I can not tell ya not to. I can tell ya, I am not coming home. I am staying here and doing my job. KBR is letting people know that if they want to go home they can come back latter. Use to, if you quit, that was it, you couldn’t come back. (Well, that is policy, not truth) Now, from what I hear from some of the flat-bedders, we can go home and come back later. I am not coming home. Please, don’t go nuts on me and please understand, I am here for a reason. It is not the money, as many here are for. Ya’ll know my reasons.
I hate to cut this so short, I have to get ready for work. I love you all and miss everyone. Don’t take the spin that the media puts on all this. I will tell ya’ll what is really going on. And I will be as safe as I can be while in Iraq. I have to go now.