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Well, the temps have managed to stay in the upper 20’s for the last couple of days. The majority of the workers can only STAND to wear a light fleece jacket and NO MORE!  I am one of those, and yesterday I was down to just a long sleeved t-shirt and no jacket.  (You still have to haul your coats around, just in case…)

A lot has happened since I last updated here. First off – I rec’d a NEW mattress yesterday! (Several dorm floors in my building were given new ones. They sent out emails of the rooms they would do – and we had to strip down our beds before leaving for work.  As per any new mattress, you have that break in period, and l had to sleep in the DOME position…. head down – feet down and middle section stretched up over the bulging padding in the middle!   (Yawn with me now.)

I will have a few new photos to share of the SAFAIR plane that was out at Pegasus. Those initials stand for South African Air. Usually, they have been contracted out by the Italian base to bring in supplies and parts. but this year they are doing a little ‘work’ for us, too.  It was nice to have a NEW world accent to hear!  I drove them out to Pegasus and look forward to their return. (I think they said they have about 5 or 6 more missions to fly.)

The soft roads are getting softer, too!!!  We spent a great deal of time driving the Deltas yesterday. Partly to help pack the road.  I was surprised by a new crack/drop on my final run last night.  The first person to ‘find’ these things gets a good jolting. I don’t know how or why they occur in the middle of the road. This was like an entire “step down” of several inches.  I had driven that very spot on my way out to Willy Field, so it was a nice AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH when I dropped on my return!  (I do know why – the ocean current!  This driving area is constantly under ‘change’.)  Anyway, my poor old-er body was tired at the end of the day!

Oh… and I met the new priest sent from N.Z.  He wasn’t wearing his collar.  I told him it wasn’t fair to be ‘out of uniform’…. but he liked to meet people without restraint!  When another person sat down at the table, I introduced him… as FATHER Steve…. and he reprimanded me!!!  He said “Don’t use the F word!!!”  We all had a good laugh over that.

Oops… time to head out the door to work…… Should be another GREAT DAY!!!


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