Week 22 isn't completely over yet, but I'm so excited that I couldn't wait until Sunday to post a deployment update.
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Ladies & gentlemen, it has been exactly 150 days since Zach deployed to Afghanistan & since I last saw him. During that time, I couldn't tell you how many times we've attempted to Skype. Literally, I could not tell you, because the number of failed Skype chats is so ridiculously high that I've lost count. It's always something --- there aren't any webcams available in the MWR, he's on another FOB that doesn't have Skype, there's a freak sandstorm in the desert that messes with the internet connection (no big deal), I can't get a strong enough internet connection (it's happened...), etc.
But, on magical day #150, everything finally clicked:
...and we were able to Skype for the FIRST time since deployment started five months ago!
Ahh, check out those blue eyes :)
It was great to finally be able to see each other, even if a significant portion of our time was spent CRACKING UP at a guy in the background who kept looking over his shoulder and staring at Zach's computer screen. I never could seem to catch him in the act, but he was clearly unaware that we could totes see him creeping.