We were away for a short holiday in the mountains last week when we missed Evan's call home. At least he called, so we know things were OK last week. He may be back at his post or still in Baghdad. It's tough getting calls out, but he's supposed to be getting a laptop which should make emails and maybe Skype video calls a possibility.
One little nugget passed on through Beth when he was in the Green Zone a couple weeks ago. He was especially taken with a sign by one of Saddam's palace pools: "No Drinking While Armed." Would have been a good souvenir, but he passed.