Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Warm Shower!

I had a warm shower yesterday! It was the first one in recent memory. What a great feeling. We have it so much better here than many of the other soldiers. At least we have shower trailers and running water, and occasionally, even a warm shower!

The worst part of taking cold showers the past few weeks was that I had a respiratory infection. They're pretty common over here. Every day we breathe in the exhaust from innumerable generators that provide our power, exhaust from the vehicles we drive, the aircraft that take off 24/7 just a few hundred meters from our working areas and living quarters, the dump that burns the refuse of 20,000-30,000 folks (also 24/7) not to mention the dust and sand that remains suspended in the air at all times. Add to that the viruses that are passed around in such close quarters and it is a veritable soup of contagion.

On Sunday, before our Brigade Staff meeting, I was talking with our Brigade Surgeon. The Commander had asked him to write a "white paper" on what all is in the air we breathe. It is not a pretty sight, including heavy metals. It is no wonder so many Soldiers return home with respiratory ailments. So, for two weeks of feeling lousy, climbing into a cold shower was not much fun. But yesterday I got a hot shower!

Today it was cold again.

But, I live in hope!

Take care. And enjoy those showers back home.


At 7:04 AM, Blogger Mitch said...

Jim -

I remember thinking that when I got home, I was going to live in the shower and run the hot water tank dry every day.

I also remember thinking, "Would somebody turn off those damn generators? I just want to hear ... nothing."

God's blessings, and thanks for your ministry.


At 9:41 AM, Blogger Jim Higgins said...

Thanks Mitch,

You know, this evening I heard a fan belt making noise on some vehicle and it reminded me of frogs croaking! It was then I realized that every sound I heard was man made.


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