It’s been 3 days now and my luggage still hasn’t arrived. I bought some extra clothes and necessities at the PX to hold me over. Last night was Christmas Eve and I entertained myself at the MWR center. They had a special BINGO game and gave prizes out to the winners. I still wasn’t having any luck or perhaps I just had terrible BINGO cards. Despite some meager Christmas decorations and a small ornamented tree, it just didn’t feel like Christmas. I had really hoped to be back at camp with my team for Christmas.
Today is Christmas and it feels like a ghost town here. They brought in enough planes to get everyone out with the exception of a few stragglers or people who missed their roll call. My tent is empty except for me and an Army Captain who is leaving tomorrow. Maybe tonight I will get some quality sleep. I never thought waiting and doing nothing could be so exhausting.