DottyG does ANOTHER happy dance!
I got another letter from my soldier. She wrote 3 whole pages!
Basically, she watches the Iraqis work every day. They're the cheapest labor they can get there, and she's in charge of watching them to make sure they aren't nefarious or doing anything suspicious. She says it's kinda boring.
She volunteered to go over there - as did the majority of the people she's with. The men outnumber the women (in her location) 40:1. She said it's great for her ego, because she gets a lot of attention!
Her nickname is "Smiley" because she's always smiling and happy. She says she doesn't know why she's so optimistic, but it's a trait she never wants to lose.
It was so exciting to see a letter from her in my mailbox. I told her in my last letter to her that we civilians love getting mail, too! And, I do! I'm seriously doing a happy dance here! It's so fun to get actual letters in my mailbox rather than bills! Especially from a new friend across the world.