Monday, July 16, 2007

Dear friends and family,

It has been many moons since I last addressed you all. A lot has happened since we last "spoke."
1. I got engaged December 25, 2006.
2. Dave and I bought a house in La Mesa, CA, (San Diego County) 22 Feb.
3. We got married Feb 25, 2007.
4. Dave, my sweetie-pie hubby, deployed to Iraq April 16, 2007.
5. I decided to get a job and went to work at the world's greatest bike shop, Trek Bicycle Superstore, in San Diego, May 8, 2007.
6. I bought out the store on my last day and truly hope to return sometime early next year, if they'll have me.
7. I found my way onto another contract on or about July 15, 2007.
8. I head back to Iraq for a 4-month gig any day now.
9. No, I highly doubt I'll get to see Dave while I'm there.
10. Wish me luck on my second journey into B-dad!

I am really excited to be going back to work for my old company. I love the company, and my boss is a great guy. I am excited about every aspect of the journey, especially the prospect of seeing my good buddies, Ami (who is STILL running around driving the boys crazy aboard Camp Victory), and Sabah (who is the sweetest CJ in all the world). They don't know I'm heading back, so I'll figure out the best way to surprise them.

I'm expecting to do some similar work as before, providing services to MNC-I, IO, but I am not 100% sure what my job will entail. I am superduper excited about going over as the advance party (of one) on this gig. I'll get to set everything up for the rest of the team, and that is really exciting. I figure I can handle it, as I really know my way around after a year over there the first time around. My last job taught me a lot about the logistics of Victory South.

Anyway, I just wanted to say, "Look out, Baghdad; here I come!" I can hardly wait!