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There are those days on which I am really together and can write on a theme. Perhaps expressing myself clearly, or at least talking about something important. Other days are like today, a nice sunny day with balmy temperatures. There are soldiers outside working in short sleeves and running PT. A number of you, it seems are dealing with snow, ice, rain, and other assorted nasties. Bagram is high plateau (elevation about that of Denver) and quite dry. I can’t be sorry that I am snow deprived.
Instead I sat outside for a short while listening to an audio book and knitting a sock. A very short while when it occurred to me that I was the stuckee for a 1300 meeting. Sliding into my chair right on time, I added candy to the bin on the table (Hanukah boxes had excess candy), dropped a “do it yourself Hanukah kit” in the lap of another officer (menorah, candles, yarmulke, dreidel, candy, cards) and managed to stay lively during the short meeting.
Since I had walked all the way over (less than a mile, sunshine, lots of saluting) checking email seemed a worthwhile endeavor. Hours later, I am still here. I avoided Black Friday completely – nowhere to go shopping and there is really nothing that I need. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been viewing Audiobookstand and Audible, just that I have resisted temptation and whiled away enough hours that it is once again dark.
There were a baker’s dozen at services last night – winding up being both a fine time and a source for all the goodies mentioned above. Between synagogues across the country and Aleph we are more than well supplied.
Last evening, heading home with goodies, I started thinking about the effort it would take to start fresh websites and blog. I drifted off to sleep not sure if it was worth the effort. Today, I am much more optimistic. George reached HostEurope on the phone yesterday. They have my data, my bill has been paid – I can even have my site/s back. I suppose I should take the opportunity to accomplish a major clean up.