I'm feeling the GLMC love... you guys are awesome!
I got back to my base in Afghanistan yesterday morning - and found I had 5 care packages waiting at my desk.
You guys rock. I can't even begin to thank you guys enough. Everyone in my office was estatic over all the coffee, jerky, snacks, magazines, popcorn, and other goodies that you guys sent. I shared everything with my office mates, and they're still amazed that a bunch of people that I chat with on the internet care enough to send them all this stuff.
Dale - they were a little curious about the trapping magazines, but I'm sure there's someone else here (besides myself, that is!) who will enjoy them! I've been researching that hobby a bit, but mostly do nuisance trapping around my pond whenever I get a family of muskrats or mink making a mess out of my banks. You wouldn't think that we'd go through so much jerky either, but all of it has already been divided up among all my office mates!
Hank - the oatlmeal will NOT be shared with my coworkers... I'm saving that for those days when the dining facility runs out of cereal or milk and I resort to my private store of food! We're already planning to save the beefstick and cheese for our next "movie night" in the office.
Shooter - They're already popping the popcorn here, and we're also saving the nuts for the next movie night. It's our excuse to pig out a little, since the dining hall leaves much to be desired!
I think I've gotten more care packages from people that I've never had the pleasure to meeting in person... but hope that I can meet each and every one of you someday. You guys are great - and I now have a stack of magazines at least 12" high that I need to read through!
Honestly, you guys have no idea how much this cheered me up. I'm generally a happy person, but coming back here after being home on R&R leave would depress anyone. It's not so much what's in the packages, but just getting something from friends means a lot. Thank you, and everyone who posts here, for keeping my spirits up. I truly have some great friends here.
"Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value." Robert M. Pirsig
Posted on Apr 28, 2012, 3:03 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124