22 March 2009


Did y'all know that for the past 3 weeks my husband hasn't had a proper shower? Did you know that he's been using bottles of water to rinse off... not bathe, mind you, just rinse off? Did you know that there are only 16 Port-a-Potties for over 100 troops, none of which have been emptied in the past week? (I mean, can you imagine the stench? Can you fathom how disgusting that is? I have no words, but I am gagging at the thought of it.) Did you know that Swiss and his unit have spent the past 3 weeks cleaning up trash and human waste from their new location so everyone else can move in?

I'm guessing you know that I am giving the Army a BIG FAT DO BETTER. And of course I know it isn't the "Army" that is at fault... it's the asshats back at the shiny new FOB with all the cushy amenities who aren't bothering to do their jobs, and the commanding officers who aren't making them do their jobs. All while my husband uses bathrooms that are in danger of overflowing with human waste.

Thanks for taking such good care of my husband... and by that I mean not. Jerks.


Army Duck said...

Mmmm that sucks!

Sucks that he has to do it number one and number two that they took him away from you and that's what he is doing.

They are braver than me.. Ick!

Hope you're doing great hun.

LopsidedMom said...

It sounds like Swiss needs some Seabees around...there's a reason the Marines like them!

Post Tenebras Lux said...


I just found your blog--and am up way past my bedtime reading all of your archives. I could have written lots and lots of them (though probably not as clearly) and wanted to say hi.

Lily Burana said...

Dear Army: Baby wipes are not a bath. Just sayin'. Signed, Wives Who Have, or Have Had, Crusty Husbands Downrange.

liberal army wife said...

It's just ridiculous!


loquita said...

One word response - fuckers. I hate when the fobbits don't do their jobs in support of the guys who are outside the wire. Abso-freakin-lutely ridiculous.