It has been nearly a week and a half since Garret left for Iraq, and I am feeling much better about the situation. We have been talking with him nearly every day via Skype, and it has helped to hear his voice. He was in Qatar for a couple of days, and I was glad when he got away from there. It was very dry and dusty, and he had already picked up a cough from the poor air quality. He sounds better since arriving in Baghdad, although I saw where they were having wind and dust there today.
He started his new job immediately upon arriving in Baghdad, didn't even get to settle in his quarters before flying out on a training mission, but has had a little down time since then.
Anyway, I miss him so much, but I am not worrying quite as much.