Hello from KAF... again
|Well... I jumped on a Canadian C-130 and flew down to Kandahar Air Field today. It was a great flight. Although, the Dutch EOD guy puking next to me was kind of a bummer. I flew down to mail my HP 9000 series notebook computer home. It broke. I'm really not happy with how HP has treated me thus far. I also came down because I need to pick up some drawings, get organized and figure out who the heck I work for. I don't really know anyone yet. Just the LTC who snagged me. I'll be headed back to TK ASAP. I don't know exactly when, but construction has begun and can't be away long.|
I had an ice coffee at Tim Horton's on the boardwalk. I never thought that I'd be happy to see KAF. It does stink here though. The waste treatment ponds are still putting out a potent aroma.
The Internet is down back at our camp at TK, so another benefit to flying to KAF, is the MWR Internet. It seems that the Romanian horde that used to frequent the MWR Internet room has been replaced by a similar strength Bulgarian element. Hey, the Eastern Europeans are doing their part too.
You know, I was thinking... I'll just go ahead and mention this now. Those Chora pictures a few weeks back... on the convoy back to TK...yeah, IED. Not my truck, I was two trucks back. No one was hurt badly. I was filming just sort of randomly for several minutes prior to the explosion. I put my camera away and then KA-BOOM.
It's still a war over here.