Well, what can I say?! I have made a few trips into Iraq in the last few days. The trips have been uneventful as usual. I know everyone at home likes to hear that.  The rain has not started yet and I am in fear that when it does show, we are going to be in for a flood. Of  course, it doesn’t take much rain to fall to flood things around here.

I had hoped to go diving Wednesday, but my diving buddy, Mickey, Hollywood to others, works for KBR and was not able to get loose from work to go. With him going on R&R soon with his daughter on a diving trip, he is having to train someone to do his job. That person just didn’t feel that he had it all down, so Mickey had to stay in camp. Dive Caroline, the dive shop I dive with usually had a boat on Thursdays and Fridays, but as my luck lately would have it, there are not enough people to go today, so once again, I am stuck on land. It has been about a month since I have been in the water and it is driving me nuts. I bought all my gear about 2 weeks ago and am dieing to try it all out. Other than getting in the pool to test it, it has not seen water yet. ARGH!!!

Yes, I am addicted to diving! I love it!!!

Christmas is just a few days away and I am still not in the Christmas spirit. Before over here I was able to scrape up SOME Christmas cheer, but this year, just can’t seem to do it. We are busy with getting the mail to the troops and I have been running a lot of the Iraq missions instead of the Kuwait camps lately. That is by choice of course. Ya’ll know me, I like to stay busy and I have this adrenaline rush thing I have to try and feed once in a while. I had planed on cooking a big dinner for some of the guys, but that has not worked out yet either. OH well, the turkey is in the freezer and I will get to it one day.

In other news of what is happening with me, I am trying to quit smoking. I have been working on it for 2 weeks now. I have gone from a little over 2 packs a day to ½ a pack a day, to about 5 a day. I tried to go cold turkey, but that drove me nuts as well as those around me. I am hoping that within a week or so, I will be totally smoke free. Why am I doing this you may ask? Well, diving of course!!! Told ya I was addicted to it.

Also, I think I am going to be moving. The apartment building I am in right now has no security. Several times I have had strange men start following me while on my way home form work. Two of them have followed me all the way to the turn for my street. I have heard rumors of women being kidnapped here in Kuwait. So, for my security, I am looking at an apartment building that has some security and that I can park right in front of my door. Not to mention that several of the guys I work with live there. One guy lives there now with a room mate and two others are thinking about moving there. We have all talked about trying to get flats that are side by side, with mine in the middle. I have a lease on this flat and will have to wait till the first of February to move, but until then, they try to help watch out for me when I come home. Please don’t worry, I will be safe.

To my Mom, Sorry about missing your birthday. I loose track of what the date is and the day of the week over here. I hope you had a great birthday.

Till next time, everyone take care, and my love to all!

Written by WhiteRose

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