Good morning. We had a distinguised visitor this week. The General in charge of the theater, General John Abizaid, who is a 4 star. He took over for Tommy Franks in 2003. He was in our building along with a handful of other Generals and some other celebs. He had his own security detail and quite the entourage. I don't think we got any pictures because he was only here for a short time and then was on to bigger things.
Benjamin got his first haircut this week. He is quite the grownup now. Here is the before:
And here is the after:
Quite a handsome fellow in my opinion. His birthday party is today, so he should have a good time with friends and family. I bet he will be handful to get to sleep after all of the excitement.
This may come as a shock, and I hesitated on whether to write it or not, but we skipped Mongolian night on Thursday. SGT Hanseling said the line was too long and he didn't want to wait. We had gotten there a little late, because after working out we went for a dip in the pool to cool off as the temp has been hovering right at a 100 all week. The AC in the gym has a hard time keeping it up, I checked the thermostat and it was 88 inside. It feels a little like a sauna, and the smell is, well, not too fresh if you know what I mean. So, the man who loves Mongolian the best out of our little group made the call to just get a sandwhich. Tomorrow is Fried Rice so hopefully we will be able to redeem ourselves.
Our section is responsible for getting mail for all of our troops, and I went to help out today. We had almost 4 pallets of mail. Luckily, we are no longer doing it by hand, they load it with a forklift and we unload it with a forklift, so we only have to carry it a few feet. We used to do it all by hand, but with the volume that is coming in we would never keep up. We are all curious how much is going to show up around the holdiays, we can barely fit it all in to the mail room as it is now.