Monday, July 30, 2007

Now That Andrew's Moved...

He convoyed his way back to Camp Ramadi this last week. It seems as though Corregidor's usefulness to "the mission" had expired. And so it's back to the big FOB. It was sure a nice break to be able to stay in Corregidor so much longer than we'd first thought! Now he's back to the 12-hour shifts with headphones on his ears. But really, change is welcome. It makes days go by. Even if we just spend them complaining about it! : )

Andrew's looking at getting internet into his room, but for now he just uses the computers at the computer bank when he has a minute. And since he's on a more supervised work shift than he was in Corregidor, there's no skipping out to make a quick phone call home. At least not like it was. So I talk to him before work, now...and then he can usually call me quick right before I go to sleep to pray with me and close out the day. It is much more limited than it was in Corregidor. But we're doing fine and adjusting to the new schedule. And we know that this is only a short season! Just under 8 weeks, in fact! And then Andrew gets to come home for a little visit. I feel like I've been holding my breath all year long.

Prayer Request:

This may sound cryptic, but...Please pray that Andrew is able to keep the phone. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

One Month Later...

Well, it's been far too long since we've updated, I know. But we've been busy!

Andrew's status is pretty much the same. He's still at Corregidor even though we've been on a "yes he is, no he's not" rollercoaster concerning if and when he heads back to the big camp. The Navy guys who were providing the free wifi have now moved out permanently, which means no more internet. Andrew and his roommate have tried every possible angle and idea to get internet to their room again... I mean, really. Guys with that many satellite dishes on their roof should have access to some sort of connectivity! But no. This is the Army, so it doesn't make a lick of sense.

Instead, he's had to find his way to the internet cafe of sorts and get online after his shift to check email real quick and usually update his Facebook. No webcam. I've missed seeing his face! It's been about a week since we've been able to hang out online together. We're learning to just set phone times and work with what we have.

He's had a few adventures that required him to leave the boring normalcy of his "cave," which he considers fun! Practicing his translating skills and working on his Iraqi dialect are both challenges that he loves to tackle.

I've been busy with Beauty and the Beast dress rehearsals and performances. The four shows this weekend really went off without a hitch! Four more this next weekend...

Today is Jenny's birthday and we're having a big outdoor bbq party at Mom and Dad's tonight. Today also brings us to the 6-month mark since Andrew left. Tomorrow is Andrew's and my FIRST ANNIVERSARY. It truly is amazing that it's been one year since we said "I do."

He's coming home in just 10 weeks!
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