For the past few weeks, the weather has been getting colder and colder as we go into winter. On the last few missions we’ve gone on outside the wire, I haven’t bothered taking a coat or jacket, because all of the extra weight (from all of the body armor and gear) usually keeps me warm.
But today, the HAWK paid us a visit.
What is the hawk, you ask? Google it, young’uns!
Today was the day I realized that I can no longer wear short-sleeved t-shirts and flip-flops as I make my way from my tent to the showers. Now that the hawk is here, just going to the bathroom presents challenges. Because anytime I go outside, I freeze!
I have plenty of cold-weather clothing. (Did you hear that, Mamma? I have PLENTY OF COLD-WEATHER CLOTHING! No need to send me any underwear or sweaters.) But, now I have to get dressed up like the Stay-Puft marshmallow man whenever I go outside the tent.
It’s a hassle, but it’s one I don’t mind. If I don’t like going out in it, hopefully, the insurgents don’t either.