Adam is alright. Just heard from Uncle Fred. Don’t know much. 7-9 dead, 12-20 wounded. Shooters dressed in army ACUs. Looks like the shooting was at the Family Readiness Center, where troops process in and out. The base is on lockdown. UPDATED 4:10pm 12 dead, 31 wounded at the Soldier Readiness Center. One shooter killed, [Continue]
If you need/want to send something to a soldier or Marine in Iraq or Afghanistan, you can use a special APO Flat Rate box from the US Post Office, and save a little money. Not only is a flat rate box the cheapest way to send stuff, there is no weight limit, basically it’s anything [Continue]
Cousin Adam of Arabia is heading back to Iraq this evening. His daughter is about two weeks old. Hopefully he’ll be able to get some college courses done, or some leadership stuff done, so that when he gets back he’ll have a better chance at becoming a warrant officer.
Born at 8pm, eight pounds, eight ounces, in 2008. Lots of eights there.
My cousin Adam and his wife Tabitha had little Vivian May at 2000 hours down in Fort Hood. Yay! No pictures yet, or weight/height info. When I get that, I’ll post it. Adam is on leave until the 13th of June, I think. After than he heads out at some point soon to Iraq. Oddly [Continue]
Talked to Adam last night. Was a short conversation: “Hello?” “Mike?” “Adam? How are you doing?” “Ok garble crackle chillin’ thought I’d call crackle garble garble static.” “Good, you want to talk to your mom?” “Yes.” “Ok, let me see if I can find her…here she is.” Still, it was good to talk to him. [Continue]
Adam heads back to Iraq today. Should be back again Novemberish. Had a small gathering last night at our casa. It was good to see him again, it’d been over a week. Tab was there as well. I did ask him to take a picture or three of himself holding the knife I made him. [Continue]
Adam is back for a visit. He arrived yesterday afternoon. Was quite the suprise to his grandparents, which was his intention. It was gonna be a suprise to his aunt, but she chose to take it as a personal afront that she wasn’t told. Adam traveled halfway around the world, literally, to suprise his grandparents, [Continue]
tab left some comments to my post “Don’t be pu’in’ no bagz on my sheetz, biatch!” I’ll try and answer some of your questions here, tab. “look what right do you have to be talkin bout me like that to people that i dont know or anybody for that matter!!! i dont know who you [Continue]
I think that when tab (adam’s fiance, for those that do not know, currently stationed in Iraq) wrote this: “well this is the second time writin this cuz the first one got erased some how…i dont know! anyways well last night was diff…i come home after work and all that and my room is in [Continue]
Adam is in Iraq now. So his year tour has officially started now. (they don’t count transition/travel time, and their longer than expected stay in Kuwait therefore does not count) edited to add: got some bad intel there, the time “in country” starts when 51% of his unit is there, and there is no set [Continue]
Knife sharpening stuff that Adam might want to get: Diamond Knife Sharpener $5.97 Pocket Sharpener $1.60 Unfortunatley, they do not stock these two items at their retail store on the Northside, so they’ll need to be ordered and shipped Or see if something simmilar is available at the PX or the local Oshmans or Academy [Continue]
More pics of Adam’s knife are up. http://gallery.gandalf23.com/adamknife I’m calling it “finished” now. I used a little bit of boiled linseed oil on the handle. Painted the metal bits black. Painted the sheath deserty tan. If I had to do it over again I’d make a lot of changes. I would not weld the end [Continue]
Pic’s of Adam’s knife as it its being built Pic’s of the work we’re doing on the casa knife related: engraving info
worked some more on Adam’s knife. It’s coming along. Learned some good lessons. – don’t weld the end cap on directly to the tang, weld a bolt to the tang, you can clamp it and get this straight/parrallel. Then weld a nut to the end cap, and screw it on. Veryvery difficult to get a [Continue]
??? ??. What’s this mean? It’s Korean. Anyone?
??? ???????. or maybe it should be: Looks like one of them is backwards, but I’m not sure which one. anyone know what this means in Arabic? http://www.1-800-translate.com/
Speaking of things millitary… Worked on Adam’s bayonet Saturday. Welded, well, dad welded, my welding sucks ass, a chunk of metal on the end of the existing tang. Ground the heck out of it, to make it the same size as the existing tang, and to smooth the joint. Ended up slightly bent, but a [Continue]
Got an email from cousin Adam yesterday. Thought it was pretty good, so here it is: “Hey everyone, well, we’re finally back out of the box; since we’ve been back no one has really cared too much about being strict ont he rules or anything like that, so they’ve been letting us run around and [Continue]
I’m making/modifing a knife for my cousin Adam to take to Iraq. He said that his unit, not being infantry, are not issued bayonets or knives, so I thouhgt I’d make him one. I picked up a very nice spanish CETME bayonet at Smokey Mountain Knife Works for $7 or $8. Monday I drilled out [Continue]