Another quick story from yesterday's phone call. Evan's platoon received a 4x4 ft. box of little gifts and candy from the U.S. to give to Iraqi children. After being shipped through the 115 degree heat, the candy bars had become little packets of syrup. A large bag of gummy bears had morphed into a large single brick-- a gummy brick. But there were lots of little toys which went over well.
When sending anything to Iraq it's good to remember the heat factor. I suggest the driveway test. If it won't survive a sunny summer day on your driveway, don't send it. I'll try biscotti for his gourmet coffee. Hopefully it doesn't arrive as biscotti powder.