Seasons change

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan -- These are connex showers. They are metal shipping containers that have been modified to allow plumbing for showering and hygiene.  These are the LUXURIOUS showers ... at other places in the ‘stan, it’s not so nice. The down part is that I have to walk to them in the cold each morning.

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan —
These are connex showers. They are metal shipping containers that have been modified to allow plumbing for showering and hygiene. These are the LUXURIOUS showers … at other places in the ‘stan, it’s not so nice. The down part is that I have to walk to them in the cold each morning.

If you saw the name of today’s blog post and thought of the 1980s girl group Expose’, you’re in my age bracket. (For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Google it, young’uns!)

Today, it rained again. Rain is not normally a big deal, but it is here. Because usually, when the weather is nice, it means the day is hot and dusty. With the rain today came a nice cool breeze, and there was no dust filling up my nostrils, and no dirt creeping into every nook and cranny of everything I own. It was nice.

The down side is that Bagram has few sidewalks. So, all of that dust and dirt that I complained about when it was hot has now turned into mud during the rains. It’s muddy everywhere. Still, I prefer this to the hot dusty-dirty weather of summer.

What few trees are here have all lost their leaves, reminding me that fall is here. And, it’s cold enough to see my breath outside when I wake up in the morning.

The down part of the cold weather is that in the mornings, I have to walk to the showers, which are a few feet away from my hut. It’s not too much of a big deal before my shower, but AFTER my shower, I hate freezing as I walk back to my hut. (It’s gotten so I dress like I’m going skiing just to go shower!)

No matter how much I don’t like the cold, I won’t complain. You may remember me mentioning before that with the cold, comes the increased possibility that insurgents will decide to stay indoors. I’m good with that!

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