October 8, 2006 Sunday
On Sundays I try to make up for the rest of the week and send something of some significance. I have been glad to still get mail from you; I know the new school year can be busy, but I’ve been glad to read that some nights are not as hectic. I am doing my best to get through October, and not think yet too much about already being home. Soon I will be requesting my terminal leave, perhaps in the next week. I have finished reading autobiographies on F. Douglass and W. Churchill, and am reading Hamlet. To help me out I am actually performing it to myself.
As it is another Sunday I have the Bears game to look forward to, but I am most looking forward to watching the final games at home. At the same time I am writing this I am looking the SIUE website, but as I do not yet have web access as a student I am limited. I think a lot about what my house with Andy will look like, being on campus and studying, and this is starting to translate into my dreams. At the same time I am becoming (in my mind) more and more a civilian, I am not being thought of as such yet by those I work for, so I have been struggling to remain, for the time being, in the mind frame of a sailor. I’m sorry you didn’t get a few of the pics, they were from Benin and Ghana. I will be sure to have them all on my laptop, and I will play you a slide show of it all once I am home. Nearly there, neatly there… Have a nice day, and be sure to do something fun.