Sunday, March 30, 2008

Busy Week

I followed up my rather slow last week with an awesome trip to the eastern part of the province this week. I had made it almost a full month in Afghanistan without seeing very many trees, if any at all. However, when I got east of the FOB here in Gardez, I saw flowering cherry trees, green terraces and forests. It was a refreshing site to see, after all the wind and dust of the last month.

I had a chance to look at few interesting projects while on my site seeing vacation. We saw a clinic that was built in a river bed. Most of the rivers here are only completely full a few months out of the year, the rest of the time they are small trickles, some only a few feet wide. Now we are trying to figure out how to divert the water during the wet season.
Some of the other projects we looked at were a school near the Pakistan border whose roof has been blown off and a future bridge across a stream similar to the one I just described.

It has been a good week and with things picking up, I will try to write more as I should have more news to report. I will try and post pictures tomorrow.

Thank you and God Bless


Anonymous said...

Hey Marc,
I enjoy your blog and the photos. My favorite was the one of you with the kids of course. Afghanistan is nothing like I pictured it to be...what beautiful mountains.
Still a lot of snow here in Vermont but some warm weather this weekend melted some of it.
Take care. We love you.
Bob & Kathi Grace

Jonathan said...

I miss you man and I can't wait to see your face again. Hopefully all is well in the Middle East. There isn't much going on here in the Close East but I am about to become a sophomore in school which I am looking forward to. I hope all is well and all stays well
Jonathan "J-Gra" Grace