Tuesday, January 26, 2010


People accepted our offer on a house here's the link for pictures. this is my one time i'm glad the economy sucks. we'll be doing some painting inside and out, but other than that, house is in real good shape, in a good area.


Friday, January 15, 2010

newest from afghanistan--words from dad

A rocket apparently aimed at Camp Eggers slammed into a nearby location outside a store 200 meters as the crow flies from our facilities, causing one injury to a store guard but resulting in no other casualties. This was the first rocket I have been close enough to have felt the real dangers of rockets. The concussion was much like a bomb—in fact initially I grabbed the AK-47 and ran out of my room to check on our people—fearing that there might be a coordinated attack underway. The guards met me and asked for Mozhdah—and told her that it was a rocket. I didn’t hear it screaming in—but Fahim heard it from his home (about 700 meters away)—but he knows what they sound like. I heard only the ka-boom. As close as it was, it didn’t cause any glass breakage—so it wasn’t nearly as powerful as the car bomb from before Christmas.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


We surprised my family--john and camille knew we were coming home but nobody else. I told them i had to be back in Tennessee monday, but we were actually driving up from idaho where we spent christmas w/ Jess family. Here's the video.