Thursday, February 01, 2007

Moving

Howdy Folks.

I was informed on Monday that I will be moving, along with one other soldier from my unit. Somehwere else here in Baghdad province, but out into the "suburbs". HA! As if there were any we'd recognize. I won't be too far from home, but I will be serving the remainder of my time here outside the IZ, and my comfortable abode.

With ten months served, and two to go, that went over like a turd in my coffee. But it is what it is. And who knows? We could always get extended!!!! Yaaayyyyy! Dump some ice cold water on me while I'm sleep-walking through my last 1/6 of tour. (Just as the NYT and the WSJ are to embed with the PRT. seriously. Beginning next week).

So be it. But I'm short on information for you. Where I'll be exactly. What I'll be doing. What will my living arrangements be like? All unknown at this point. But tomorrow we leave, and I'll get back on this blog just as soon as I can. In the unlikely event that where I'm going doesn't have any connectivity, this will be adieu . . . till I can get on somewhere.

Stay tuned . . .

And as for the previous post - What I forgot to "distill" - and thanks for reminding me "Thomas" - is the following. This war is awful, now. But try and contrast that with how bad things could get. How awful things might be along those funny contours and imaginary boundaries between Islam and the rest of the world. At the very least, we are drawing them here like flypaper. Good, old, reliable Arab pride being used strategically. (Ahhhhhhhhhhh). Now see what you can come up with: (taking fullest strategic advantage of cultural distinctions.)

26 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Be safe. I hope we hear from you soon.

diva eva said...

I have learned so much from you. Thank you. Be safe, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thomas said...

Good luck on the move. Stay safe. I hope you didn't take my remarks to mean I don't think the current situation is horrible. I know it is nasty bad, especially you and the rest of our people there.

I just think it is going to get much worse before it gets better and We (that means the stateside people) don't get that.

Hang tough and keep your head down.

TV

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

Hopefully you have internet, wherever you go... take care!

Kat said...

(hugs) You'll remain in our prayers.. praying for a safe, dull & quick remainder of your tour.... (more hugs)

B.A. said...

Stay Safe!

Tracy said...

Thank you for serving our country! I enjoyed reading your blog. I will have to check in more often to read about you!

Lizard Princess said...

I do ministry in the jails and I can't help but see a parellel in so far as dealing with the unknown. It is one of the hardest things for us to do.
We can deal with almost anything, as long as we have a clue about 'how bad it will get', but when you don't KNOW, it's very tough.
Hang in there. You're being prayed for.

Dirk_Star said...

Seems like we've stired up a hornets nest; helicopters dropping like flies, bodies hitting the ground even faster and now the Iranians have started kidnapping soldiers.

I worry about you. Keep the radar on high alert will you?

You are worthy of readers because your posts are thoughtful and well written.

I'm glad I stopped by this little spot of reality...

skeet said...

Siiiiiiigh! Had hoped for news by now. I hope the move put you in a good place and that you are safe and well. Keeping you and all of those with you in my thoughts, close to my heart. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for all that you do.

http://skeetsstuff.skeeterbess.com/
(new address)

Kat said...

Just popping by to say hi, and that you are in our prayers. (((hugs)))

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!


I hope you are safe and well.

Wizened Wizard said...

I hope you will be safe and lucky.

Meanwhile, from a much different place, here's a wish for you and an image of peace.

Kati said...

Hey Green!!! Haven't heard from ya in a few days. Hope you're safe, wherever you are. And a Happy Valentine's Day to ya!

Anonymous said...

Sure would like to see even a single word typed to know that you are okay. My thoughts are with you all over there - doing the dirty work. Just when you think you're short...

Aileen said...

Anxiously waiting for your next post. I got the link to your blog from a friends site and I've added a link on mine. I wish you well,my friend. God Speed. My late hubby was a Marine...my heart goes out to all of you.

VirtualLiz said...

just hurry up and get home. I'm going to convince myself that being outside the perimeter of the city is going to be safer for y'all. Godspeed - you are in many prayers. miss you.

Lizard Princess said...

Did you get moved to a place w/out internet? Are you OK?
Just wondering about ya!

Dirk_Star said...

Sorry to be away for so long but my wife has needed my focus during the pregnancy.

Man, things just keep getting worse with the war. It just breaks my heart to see the pain in your blog.

I hope it ends soon...

skeet said...

Still thinking of you often and wishing you well, my friend. Hope all is well with you and those you stand beside.

Kati said...

Hey Green!!! I hope you're ok and you can post soon that you're back state-side. Haven't seen any word from ya in a while, and I hope it only means that you're not near a PC with internet access.

Dirk_Star said...

I keep checking in and still no updates.

I hope everything is okay and that you are safe, at least as safe as possible given the current situation.

The surge...

I have to tell you it isn't going over very well at home. We just are not seeing any improvement.

We are still here for you and miss your input.

Thomas said...

Hope all is well.
Haven't heard anything in awhile.

TV

Dirk_Star said...

We miss you and hope all is well...

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Happy Easter!

Dirk_Star said...

And you thought nobody cared...