Saturday, November 13, 2010

Updates from Superman

A number of you who know us in real life might be wondering how Superman is doing as he begins his second contract overseas.  Since he won't have Skype or internet for awhile, he's sending email descriptions rather than blogging about it.   Without much editing, other than renaming the place that he's working, here is Superman's latest update.

(Oh, and my first thought after reading this?  100 snoring men in one tent?  Seriously?  How does anyone get any sleep?  Oh, and what about showers?)
Dear Family-

Just a quick note to say hi and to bring you up to date with how things are going.  After arriving safely, I have been trying to get adjusted to the new environment.  Camp Wonderland is pretty small, but it seems to have everything that a person would need to have except privacy.  I am currently living in a transient tent that is designed to accommodate about 100 people.  It is big and loud to say the least.  For the most part everyone tries to do their best to be considerate and not make too much noise, but the generators and heating units run all night long.
Hopefully, this living arrangement will not last to long as we are supposed to move to other housing within 6 to 8 weeks. 

There is currently only one dining facility on the base, so there is often a long line to wait in.  The food is best described as mediocre cafeteria food and, as such, I find it hard to stand in line for a half an hour to eat.  There is a barbecue stand that is off to one side of the dining facility that serves hamburgers and hot dogs.  If all else fails, there is that. 

As far as the job goes, everything seems to be going as expected.  I think that my skills set is in line with what the need and want.  The people all seem nice and it feels like it is going to be an okay place for the forseeable future.  

It is probably going to take a few weeks to get an internet solution figured out, so in the meantime, sending e-mails from work is going to be as good as it gets.  They have things really locked down so I cannot get out to the blogs or most other sites I normally go to.  I have found that there are multiple internet providers that I can go with, but it is going to be a matter of figuring out which will work best and cost the least.

I will try and take some pictures in the next couple of days so you can see where I am.

Love you!

There you have it!  The glamorous life of a military contractor.  Doesn't sound like fun to me, but Superman is really seeming to enjoy it.

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