Very soon I will be leaving for Afghanistan! I am honestly excited. I think it will be a great adventure and I'll get an opportunity to work on some really cool projects. I'm also happy that I will no longer be a member of the 5% of the Air Force who hasn't deployed. And what a deployment I'm on...running combat missions outside the wire instead of typical Air Force deployments (relaxing by a pool or going horseback riding). It's never easy being away from Scott and saying goodbye to him only gets harder (Scott has already departed). This time is different with the added stress that we'll both be in a dangerous part of the world. I know the time in country will go by fast as I'll be working a lot! The guys on my team are great and I realized today that I missed them on leave. They can make me laugh and that is a great distration! But I must admit that I am already looking forward to coming home and being with family and friends again.