Sunday, January 11, 2009

Greetings from Scott-EDIT

First, I am going to high jack Scott's post just to say that today's prize is a Reversible Cafe Apron made out of Amy Butler's Temple Garden Fabric. Photo to be posted later today. All you have to do is leave a comment on today's post before midnight to win. Now on to Scott.

Well what the hell? First of all I found out yesterday that I may have a new JOB yeahhhh! The good news is it may help us out in a very good way. It includes a lot more hours per week meaning bigger checks. I also get to travel for my new job.

First of all, if I get past all the red tape crap and background stuff, it's on to Houston for 3 weeks of training and more test. Then its on to Dubai. That"s the cool country that made its own islands "The Palms, and The World" Google the image or that Google earth thingy its cool looking. Then I end up in Baghdad for the remainder of the year. Yes I know what a dumb ass. There's a war going on over there. Well I will be stationed in the Green Zone, this is basically an international safe zone and very well protected. I will be doing all sorts of construction tasks, basically providing more habitat for our men and women over there kicking ass and taking names. This might include housing, warehouse space and so forth. I will be working 7 days a week 12 hour days minimum for 120 days then I get 10 days off. Hopefully I can meet the family somewhere for some R&R. The bad news is that Iraq is a dry country the whole damn place I cant get a cold beer any where!!!!

I know a lot of you are think how can you do this to you family, just leave them and go someplace that you may get killed or injured. And I ask you how can I not do this for my family that I love more then anything in the world. See if I don't do this we are going to risk loosing everything that we have worked so hard for. I have taken such a large pay loss in my industry just to stay working that we are no longer making ends meet. In fact the ends are getting farther away. The way I see it is it's a my way of providing a future for my loved ones.

Now the bad news, I also found out Friday that my Aunt Dorthy passed away in the morning. She was my moms sister, they were very close as only sisters could be. I know she knows that we all loved her deeply. Please keep her family and my mom in your prayers this is a very difficult time for them all and they need your strength to carry on.


Lue-Anne said...

Hey to both of you. You know if there is a contest I am in. So here are my comments. I will pray for your safety while you are on travel and know that many of us will look out for your family and pitch in if needed in your absence. So for the good news let me know if you need me. And as for the bad news I will send out a little prayer. There seems to be a lot of praying going on lately. Many people are in need of them. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. LA

DearGina said...

Hey Scott, My eyes got pretty darn big there but you make a good arguement. I am in hopes this whole world turns around for all of us. You may or may not know of my youngest son returning from is tour in Iraq last year, safely, thank God... I mention this just to put a smile on your face because guess what? They gots beer:)
Regards to your Mama for her sister. Dy? Thanks for the cutest gifts! Love yer guts girl:)

barb w said...

Wow. Lots of exciting and scarey changes ahead for the Pfeifle family. Stay strong & stay safe.

Midge E. said...

I love following your blog.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, keep those positive thoughts!!!!

Lisa said...

Sometimes we have to hard things to get by, but we should not be afraid to do what we need to do. I will keep you in my prayers and give you my two words of advise. Be Wise.

ladybug said...

Hey girlie! Where have you been? I am worried because I've not been getting my daily call!

Just drop me a note, would ya?

Love you lots - I'm excited about your new adventure - let me know what I can do to help!


The Dude said...


The practical:

If you have "silkies"(silk long-johns) pac'em. If'n you don't, D go get'em for the man.

Get a Shemagh when in country. It will be useful at somepoint.
Note:(They play the "Color's" game over there too) so wait to buy one until your familiar with "who's, who in the zoo"

Remember, "You don't have to stray far, to find your ass in a sling!"

Keep your focus...and you'll be good to go!

Damn, Hemingway would be envious! I know I am.

The Dude said...

"Courage is grace under pressure.
Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination."
Ernest Hemingway

sp52075 said...

You guys know she maid me go put on pants to model that for you! haha

Margie said...

Scott ... you rock that apron!! Dianah ... great job as always :) omg! all your projects are too cute! BTW ... I'm a HUGE Etsy fan! I'm on that site like every-other day! Good to catch up on you guys! I'll have to swing by when I'm not sick or passing out from my migraines! UH!