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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Back to Gaza

Tomorrow (actually today at this point) I go back to Gaza for the week again, although I'm told it's the last week (Yeah!). This past week I was mostly doing work with cranes, basically lifting these big emergency water tanks onto big 18-wheelers and bringing them to an army base. I mostly just tied things down and attached hooks and stuff because I'm not even close to qualified to operate heavy machinery. The work it pretty boring but it passes the day pretty fast and I got a decent tan from working in the sun. I'm really looking forward to going back to regular job because I miss the people there and the work is so much more interesting. Plus I get to sleep in my bed and not a tent in the middle of the sandy desert. I've eaten so much tuna in the past week from field rations I never want to see fish again. Naturally I Come home for the weekend and eat nothing but salmon (3 meals containing salmon). At least it's healthy and I've lost a bit of the weight I put on over the summer (the result of stuffing my face with junk food 24/7). Speaking of healthy, I really miss working out. I used to work 3 times a week. Now because of the army I have no time or energy when I get home. When I first went in I worked out a bit (basic training and course) but now I'm just too lazy (and I don't have a membership at a gym anymore).

I've been reading a lot of books lately (the result of not being home and not having much to do during my free time). In the past two weeks I've read By the Rivers of Babylon and Plum Island. Both by Nelson DeMille. I'm in a DeMille phase right now. Mainly because he writes really good suspense books. This was all brought about when I stumbled on his latest book, Night Fall. It got me hooked and now I have a bunch of his book at home for me to read. So far the only one I didn't like was Cathedral. Couldn't get through it so I stopped. Maybe I'll go back sometime.

Anyway, that's all I really have to say. I'll add a post now with some more pictures for those of you who have requested more pictures.


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