Another year has come and gone. Half of the year had been spent with David and Lynn apart from each other, but they are lucky enough to be able to spend part of the New Year together. Lynn has her own office and computer so they are able to email and talk more often than last year.
David has spent most the year in the admin office of the Dining Facility. He also went out to the field, where he cooked and barbecued for the Soldiers. Right after Lynn left he had a tough bout with kidney stones. He has had a lot of back problems, but being patient and knows it is going to be awhile to find relief. David has tried to be involved and compete in the Iron Chef competitions that the military puts on for the Army, Navy, and Air Force bases in the Seattle area.
The first 6 months of the year, Lynn spent training up for deployment. There were monthly field exercises, medical training in Texas and learning the ins and outs of the unit admin office. [----]th Area Support Medical Company staff and run 3 troop medical clinics in Iraq. It is a lot of workload for one Company of 66 Soldiers. They are staffed with extra Physicians and Nurses to support our heavy workload. Paper pushing is not Lynn's favorite thing to do, but it is still taking care of Soldiers, just in a different way. Lynn has a roommate who helps her pass the time with conversation and is one of the members of the marathon training team the Lynn is on.
A Glimpse into my last year, Lynn. Dec. 2010