Friday, January 12, 2007

Rainy Season in Iraq

It's another miserable day in Balad. Remember when I talked about flooding and mud? Here's what the road behind my office looks like. Other areas on the FOB are much deeper. Most of our buildings are temporary, so when you go in you find all kinds of waste baskets catching the water falling from the ceiling. Still, we have it much better than many.

Soldiers find interesting ways to improvise. My humvee has plastic trash liners on the seats so we stay dry. In one building some enterprising soul has used plastic to channel water from a leak in the middle of the room off to the side where it drops harmlessly into a bucket, rather than onto communication electronics.

I'm ready for the dry dusty season to return!


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