So What Now?

Now I'm home in the great state of Ohio...

Everyone asks me if it's great to be home and it is. Sort of. There are things I like, things I love and things that I really hate about living here. And by here I don't mean America. I'm not going to post an anti-America anti-materialism rant here. That's not what I mean.

I mean I like seeing everyone and hanging out and going to church and (obviously) seeing Big Brother and As the World Turns.

But...it's kind of boring here. And I need to find a job and earn a living, and blah, blah, blah...

I don't know. There's a lot of good stuff coming up (wedding, sweetcorn blackberry ice cream, that kind of stuff), but I miss Iraq.

That's right, I said it. I miss it. I miss Joan and Lucy (both of them) and Doris and Wally and Stanley and Ernie and Todd. I miss doing work that I really liked.

On the flip side, I do not miss 4 hours of electricity per day or the black wind. Or the honking!

I don't really have any profound insights on my transition. I'm just keeping the blog up-to-date.


dave said...

Welcome back, my friend.

I can relate completely--it's good to be back in America, land of the free (-range pork), and home of the brave...power companies who provide us with 24-hour electricity (God bless 'em).

But I miss Iraq as well.

Anyway, send my regards to the Buckeye State. Glad to hear you made it back safely!

Lucy said...

Sounds like things are going as expected -- so-so. I hope you find a job soon.
I miss you too; that other Lucy, however, hasn't said a peep about you being gone. I don't think she cares. Further evidence that SHE was the one who tried to kill you in the bazarr.
Hey, we saw Heinz ketchup the other day -- was that here before you left?
See you soon!

joan said...

we miss you too

Stanley said...

Yes, we definitely think of you lots. Take care!

Jenell Coker said...

I have never been to Iraq, but I know how you feel.