I will be getting a lot of tasks done today—hair cut, laundry, shopping etc….. Looks like the checkpoints are working great! One had over 2000 Iraqis go through. I just received the preliminary word that we will be taking the links down around Feb 5th or so (this is good). I want to get away from the head games as soon as possible. Also, I have to get back to the gym schedule. Even though there are 5 gyms here, the ability to get to them is hard as hell. I have so much little stupid shit to do all day I get wrapped up in nothing at all and the gym goes to the wayside. I am starting to get flabby again—not good, I won’t stand for it!!!!