Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hot or Cold

I've been here for two weeks and already, it's been too long. Our Fort Lewis hosts have set us up in what our bus driver calls "The Historic District." The white washed World War II era open bay barracks stand in stark contrast to the modern stone condos of the local Soldiers one block away. Using the sinks here is a bit frustrating. We have two choices: scalding hot or freezing cold, with nothing in between.

This is certainly not the worst place I've stayed with the Army. There was that shelter half during basic, setup on a frozen Kentucky valley floor. The shivering kept me up all night. The food isn't the worst I've had. The T rations in Hohenfels forced many of us to stop eating at the chow hall for days at a time.

The point is, it's not the worst place, but I've heard it from several poeple so far. They just want to get out of here and on to Iraq.

1 comment:

Cassinos said...

Haha. Here's what I've learned -- Plug the sink, run both at once, and mix 'em.

We're fortunate enough to have a plug, but you may need to wad up a papertowl or washcloth or use a square of MRE wrapper to suction and hold the water in.

Nice pic, by the way!