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August 3, 2007

D-Day + 1

Filed under: Personal — mlah @ 10:49 am

lucky lucky! 

 

so yesterday i was supposed to start trying to get the hell out of afghanistan.

 

today i started.

i got lucky. i was waiting on an email from a coworker who will be in afghanistan shortly. i wanted to leave my body armor and helmet behind with him, just so we don’t both have to lug that crap half way around the world. literally!

 

i checke email first thing in the morning and got my lucky message.

 

so i made it to the shower and got the last final fuck you from afghanistan. no hot water. no freakin hot water! well, it was worse having to take a cold shower in the winter. so i endured.

 

so i hussled down to the pax terminal. and i got even more lucky! which i like to call ‘lucky lucky’. there were only 16 people waiting space available for a plane with a crap ton of seats.

 

i got my flight out and here i sit in Kuwait.

 

on the flight, after 3 hours or so, i got up to stretch and wandered over to one of the 4 porthole like windows on the ginormous plane and was lucky yet again. i just happened to look out as we flew by Dubai. I got to see an aerial view of that island / peninsula they are building out into the gulf. shaped like a palm tree. really. I just walked over and saw the only thing to see on the whole flight.

 

we landed, and i have to deal with the passport rigamoroll. and i got lucky yet again! i made the deadline to get my passport over to immigration by 5 minutes. this means i get my passport back tomorrow at 9 am, not 9pm.

 

now to try and move my flight up!

 

it’s been a good day!

4 Comments »

  1. And more good days to follow….., Dave

    Comment by Holland — August 3, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

  2. Woohoo, come home and party with us!

    Comment by medium john — August 3, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

  3. That’s freaking fantastic!! Still think you should come party with me before I leave =P

    Comment by Liah — August 4, 2007 @ 1:37 am

  4. Congrats!

    Comment by Dz — August 4, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

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