Posted by: Dude in the Desert | November 30, 2009

30 Nov 09

a giant BOOM woke me up around 0400-0500 this morning … scared the shit outta me…all I know is it was some kind of weapon sent our way… it must have been pretty close to our camp because it was very loud and it even shook the cans I live in…as far as I know, no injuries, no damage…work today was just another day…worked on three different things–a generator…separated the engine/generator part from the trailer it was attached to…we are gonna turn in the trailer as junk, and send the generator/engine section to the big rebuild garage on the other side of the base…then we went over to the chow hall and got thier forklift (Bobcat) running … there seems to be an air leak in the fuel system so it sucks up air every once in a while and causes it to run really bad, or shut down all together…just gotta open the filter bleed port and pump the fuel line up, and she starts right back up, runs good as new…the third and final massive job we had was to re-install the plexiglass window in that old POS pickup truck the ammo guys use…the guy that runs the ammo section knocked the window out because we had some nice sunny days, but now that it’s cold and shitty out the other guy watned it back in…so, all that work added up to about 28 minutes of work today… and man, I am beat (note the sarcasm)…but, it’s all good… we spread it out so as not to complete everything all at once…gotta save something for after lunch and tomorrow, right? all the locals are back to work now.. they all said they had a great vacation and ate, drank, and were very merry…that’s about all for now… love you and miss you all



  1. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 11/30/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  2. I’m glad you’re safe…but those noisy booms really need to stop…or at least wait until everyone is awake. OOL

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