Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Pvt Jolley: Phone Update
Today's 2-minute phone notes read: batteries, soap, socks, camels, herds, Baghdad the 25th, 5 days training address
Brian called me this afternoon. He's 8 hours ahead, so I've taken to walking around with my phone clipped to my hip at work. I do NOT want to miss a call from him.
He's doing fine, had just gone shopping for stuff he won't be able to get for awhile: Soap. Socks, and Batteries. For his flashlight, mostly, but AA for cameras, DVD players, etc.
He's surprised by the herds of camels. Camels, camels everywhere, and none in any hurry to get out of the way of a humvee. "I've never seen a camel outside of a zoo," he told me.
He heads to Baghdad on the 25th. "5 days of training in the field followed by 5 days of training with the real thing," he told me...and then onto his station. Or base. Or whatever they call it, I really have to bone up on my military lingo.
He hopes to have a mailing address soon. So many of you have asked, I'll be sure to post it here.
He'll call in a few days, he said, when we'll have time to talk. Love to you all, he says.
Rodger Dodger, Over and Out.
(Gah, how he hated it when I'd use that to sign off of his toy walkie-talkies when he was a 'lil boy! Sighh. Good times.)