November 22, 2004

Nope, not living in a college dorm room.

Last night was interesting, to say the least. I was in my room watching a movie (Ladykillers, w/ Tom Hanks), blissfully in my own little world, when my room mate comes bursting through the door, barely coherant while throwing her gear on. As I tried to figure out what the hell was going on, it suddenly dawned on me that I was hearing gunfire, lots of it, and CLOSE too! She told me to get my gear on, no argument there and we all went into the hallway where the females had all gathered and were rapid fire chattering away. The adrenaline was seriously rushing through everyone present and we were all very ready to lock and load. I didn't really have time to think, I was just trying to ensure accountability and calm things down. After all was calm again though, I have to admit to being a little scared. I have been through some very heavy mortar attacks before, but this was different only in that everyone was ready to swear that they (being the bad guys) were ready to come over the walls. Hell, that's what it sounded like. The towers near us were firing everything they had all out, and it was loud. BUT, everyone is safe this morning, no injuries on post, no damage done. We are all fine, if not a little rattled about last night. We had been so used to the calm that it startled us to hear the noise again. Mind you, no complacency here, we are always alert, but you do get used to certain things.
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