First in about a month. Very busy, tired and dirty, but sound. I saw some news today that gives me a pretty good idea where he's been and what he's been up to, but- though it probably doesn't matter- I haven't been comfortable with saying where and what: I'm not the NY Effin' Times, I worry about security. Let's just say good work being done.
Update: Here's what gave me the idea. All things considered, no reason not to note it, with pride. Any parent worries if they did the job of teaching their kids some important things. I spent the evening at the range with my daughter, then dinner and talking. I'm proud of both of them.
As a side note, the next time someone bitches that we didn't go in with enough troops, etc., I'm going to find out if they're one of those who spent the last years trying to close every base in sight(except those in their district, of course) and trying to chop funds for the military; if they are, I'm going to kick them somewhere appropriate and tell them to shut their effin' mouth. They're generally the assholes who STILL don't want to pay the funds for more troops and the bases to train them in.
It'll be a while yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing him again. Not as much as his wife, but still.