Another day has passed uneventfully, and that is obviously a good thing – for now. There will be another photo in my photostream, a macro shot of the “air filter” in our A/C unit. There’s enough matted crud in it to badly clog the flow, and make the A/C pretty useless. At least it was only 93F in the tent today.
I’ll be the first to admit that I never expected so much support, from so many people, when I posted the list of things we’d need out here. My assumption had been that perhaps my immediate family, and best of friends would lead the charge, and ultimately be the only supply line from home. That assumption was dead wrong, and I’ve seen what can only be called an amazing show of support from everyone. I say everyone, because I’ve recieved boxes that people I don’t even know spent $80 just to ship.
At day 87, I have taken in enough personal supplies to quite probably last me, and my soldiers the rest of an 18 month deployment. Hopefully, I won’t need that long of a supply, but it is better to have and not need, than need and not have. On that note, I’m going to make change 3 to my list. Sending things like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and shaving supplies is still fine – anything I can’t use, I will bring to the Chapel (as I did with the remaning contents of the boxes from Trinity Day School.) I went out and talked with some of my friends down on the line – from Team Leaders to Platoon Sergeants – every single one of them said “wipes.” I don’t use many wipes out here, having access to a shower on a daily basis. I had a bunch of wipes, so I gave them to my friends down in 1-15IN – but they’ll need more for sure. The food I’ve been sent thus far is excellent, and sure beats the chow hall for lunch – so by all means keep that up. Anything of entertainment value is more than welcome as well, recorded TV shows (I already have a supply of Lost, Mythbusters, Croc Hunter ,and Future Weapons), new movies, music, magazines (topics of interest in my tent: motorcycles, fitness, photography, rock climbing/adventure sports, outdoors/hunting/fishing, computer/console gaming, and of course women *cough* maxim/stuff).
Well, that wraps up my 87th day update. Check the photostream for the rest of the photos I took today/yesterday.