As you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been in the mood to write for the last week or so. At dinner the other night Aaron, Steve and I were talking about our blog pages. I made the comment that I hadn’t written anything in a week or longer and they both laughed. Steve said that he’s only posted 17 comments or so and I had to admit that I passed the “17” mark many entries ago. I guess it’s all just a matter of personality. I happen to have one who can be extremely verbose at times and others do not. Although as I said, I haven’t felt very verbose lately. I’ll try and correct that deficiency for those of you who check in regularly to see what’s happening.
I think part of my problem is that I’ve been here for over six months and have written about most of the every day life that occurs here at Blackhorse. Maybe with spring coming and “new life” coming up out of the ground – not looking forward to the bugs coming back, I’ll have something to write about, but for now I’m in somewhat of a slump.
So what has been happening? Well, the biggest news is a realignment of jobs and assignments. Since others have yet to disclose this information I’ll wait to give out details. Suffice it to say that with our new mission of mentoring the Afghan National Police – oh wait, I haven’t written about that myself. Note to self: write about the new ANP mission. Anyway, with that mission people are being reassigned to different bases, breaking up our team here. I’m still in a state of denial that they’re leaving and hate to think of life around here without them. Oh well. I guess I’ll have to suck it up and be a man about it.
Others, who don’t write or maintain blogs, Ken in particular, are being transferred to Fort Riley Kansas to train the new ETT’s coming here to Afghanistan. Can’t tell you when that happens officially, you know, security reasons, but he and several others from Utah will be going there. Of course we’ll miss Ken and all his words of wisdom, most of which I can’t share on a G-rated blog page, like mine. All kidding aside, we’re really going to miss him, his leadership and truly, his words of wisdom. Ken says he’ll drink a Scotch on our behalf – no alcohol here in country, make a trip to WalMart for us and do all the other things that we can’t do here. He’s such a nice guy.
What else? I’m sure that there are other things that I could write about but I’ll leave it at this for now. Thanks for checking in and I’ll do my best to come up with something truly earth shattering to write about.