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The Friday Drabble #17: A River Runs Through It


Holy rusted metal, Batman! You mean this blog is actually being updated again? And with a drabble?  Want to join me? Pen your own 100 word story, and tag it with “friday drabble”.  Share by linking to it in the comments and/or on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. Happy Drabbling!


 
Last year, my neighborhood purchased 200 adjacent acres to build a Water Park.

As the debate over the park’s attractions grew heated, the community schismed into two factions: Wave Pools versus Waterslides.

After we completed the plans, the entire Water Park consisted of the only thing everyone could agree on: an enormous Lazy River.

Unfortunately, the contractor we hired was as lazy as the Park’s sole attraction and the concrete quickly cracked and leaked, making our Lazy River inoperable after a mere six weeks of use.

Next year, we plan to open the biggest Skate Park east of the Mississppi!

This has been an OctoBloMoooo post.

This has been an OctoBloMoooo post.


Monday Morning Haiku #26

Almost a whole year.
When the hell will I get to
leave fracking Bahrain?

Bahrain_Road

I’ve been in Bahrain since September 2012 (well, aside from the 2.5 months that I was home recuperating from two herniated disks in my back). That means as of yesterday, I have been in (hot and humid) Bahrain for 10.5 out of the last 13 months. Completely and utterly ridiculous.

Luckily, it appears I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re gearing up to our performance tests and once we pass those, it’s just a matter of closing out any outstanding punch-list items (hopefully from the comfort of my home office in North Carolina) with a few small trips back over here to take care of things that must be done in person. At least, that’s the plan. Over here, plans change daily, and almost never for the better, but I can always hope…

Oh, and regardless of the extent of the punch-list items, I get to travel home in 9 days (218 more hours!) to go attend my wife’s half-brother’s wedding. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to STAY at home, but any time spent back in the US with my oh-so-patient wife and kids seems like heaven at this point in time. Don’t get me wrong, Bahrain is a decent place (besides the unbelievable heat and humidity from April to November) but it’s been 3.5 months since I’ve seen my family, and that’s about 14 weeks too long. I’m ready to go, and pretty soon I’ll be counting in minutes rather than hours & days. Aw, heck, only 13,080 minutes to go!

 


This has been an OctoBloMoooo post.

This has been an OctoBloMoooo post.


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