Monday, November 5, 2007

The Streak

A streak: an unbroken series of events. There have been many streaks throughout history, mostly tracked in sports, and every streak must end. The Boston Red Sox not winning a World Series for 86 years, now they have won two in the last four years; Cal Ripkin's 2,632 consecutive games played and then he sat out; (how about basketball?) the longest losing streak in NBA history was the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1982 with a stretch of 24 games without a win and finally for college basketball the dynasty of the UCLA Bruins won 88 games without a loss.

We all love the streak. We say, "Oh they're on a winning streak or they're on a losing streak." We love tracking streaks. For all the Navy fans out there, you know one of the longest running streaks in college football history ended this weekend. Navy had not beaten Notre Dame in 43 years and this year in triple overtime they beat Notre Dame 46-44. I wish I had seen the game, but I only got to see the highlights. Either way, they played tough and beat the Irish and ended the streak. Unfortunately for Rebecca and the other Boston College fans, BC lost a tough one to Florida State ending their own winning streak of 8 games.

On to business, this week was pretty normal following up on projects and keeping up with e-mails and loads of information. It is almost winter so our big project lately has been fielding the Afghans with winter clothing and supplies to keep them warm during the cold winter months. We have to put together large shipments of supplies to ship to all corners of Afghanistan before the heavy snows start and the roads are impassable. Actually, I have been waiting for the cold weather here in Kabul, but it has been absolutely gorgeous. We have had temperatures in the low 70's during the day and at night and early morning it has been in the 40's. It has been quite pleasant; I am just waiting for the cold stuff to start.

Back on the homefront, Rebecca and the kids celebrated Halloween. They had great costumes, Thomas was a trashcan and Madigan was an ice cream cone. They both won the costume contest at school. They got a fair bit of candy from trick-or-treating, but not their biggest haul. Probably a good thing since we have plenty of treats in the house already. We may even have candy leftover from last Halloween.

We had a small Halloween celebration here on Camp Eggers. No trick-or-treating, but some people dressed up and there was a pumpkin carving contest. The winner was a pumpkin made up like a man puking into a toilet bowl. There was an Irish band, but I was too late to listen to them play.

Go Navy Beat Army!

Peace to you all,


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