Friday, February 22, 2008
So, they turned off the water. Not a big deal, my whole time on Victory I pretty much had porta-potties to use. Showers are nice, but they're gonna get everything back up and running in a couple days. I've been a soldier before, I can go a couple days without a shower. What bugs me about this is that when I first got here, I was very impressed by the sheer amount of flushable toilets and other water-based amenities they had available. Walk out of the barracks, there's a trailer to poop in and a trailer to shower in. Awesome! There's even a flush toilet in the building I work. Awesome! Apparently, though, they've been slowly phasing out the port-a-potties as they put in these Awesome! trailers with personal hygiene amenities... So when they turn off the water this morning, I have to walk five minutes to find a port-a-potty just so I can pee. And of course, there are four of them for the use of every single person in the building. Needless to say, that gets pretty rank pretty quick. And I don't even know if they have the infrastructure to clean the porta-potties based on the usage we are going to have for the next couple days... that's gonna get ugly.