Its great to write "Week 26"- halfway done and it is all downhill from here! I appreciate the prayers and letters that help as I've moved through this journey. I can now set my sites on my R&R, scheduled for spring--then, by the time I return from that, I'll only have a few months left.
It's been deathly slow here in Afghanistan. With the holidays, even though we had some pressing business to attend to, it becomes challenging, because the folks at CENTCOM and in DC are all on vacation. Hopefully we will be back in the swing of thing this week. We are all hoping that the President's meeting with President Karzai this week will yield some decisions about our force posture here. There is a lot in stand-by mode while we wait for a decision.
Anyway, its been really quiet. The gym tends to be the best thing about my day.