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The Wreckage of War

Father’s Day —  June 17, 2012

My Best Girl Cait got orders for Afghanistan.  I finished up that post back in May with these words:

I am holding out hope that perhaps something will change radically as far as our presence in Afghanistan.  Since it is an election year, I guess anything could happen and quicker withdrawal would be just fine by me.

The ‘anything’  I had fervently hoped for did happen.  Her orders to Afghanistan were canceled.  I cannot describe the weight that was lifted off my shoulders with that news.

With the cancellation of her orders, I guess that made her available

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Rock and Roll is a Viscious Game

Note from Andy:  When I wrote the second blog entry about TSGT Ron,  the news of Cait’s deployment was still fresh and raw on me.  I decided to wait to write about it.  Cait and I had talked about her doing some blog entries here while she was deployed –this was in my inbox from her this morning.

Of course I do not like it and of course I am not OK with it.  Of course I will support her in all ways possible.  She is leaving the more or less safe cocoon of the Air Force and reporting for

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Dross, Sloth, Procrastination

“I also have in mind that seemingly wealthy, but terribly impoverished class of all, who have accumulated dross, but know not how to use it, or get rid of it, and thus have forged their own golden or silver fetters.” —Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Finally! Got some Big Doin’s starting to happen here.

The Big Hole

The lake is about done for now. The crew is supposed to be here on or about the 15th to put in the 40 mil plastic liner. After they do that, we will have about a week left to cover the liner with

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