[quote=Princess_Abby]He is supposed to call me again this weekend so I will tell him we can purchase cards here in the US for him after all. He’s been buying them on base for $20/30 minutes, and I don’t think he calls through the operator, either. It’s been frustrating for him but I know he’s told me that friends of his have received cards in the mail that didn’t work.
I wonder if the Sam’s Club AT&T cards would work. They have 1,000 minutes for only $40. If he called through the operator and got charged the actual talk time, he could talk for soooooooo long. That would be so good for him.
Maybe I should just call AT&T…I would love for him to have more time than what he’s been getting. He calls one of us nearly every day, so he’s spending like $20/a day or so on phone time.
Does anyone know where I can buy bulk latex or vinyl gloves that go up to the shoulder? Preferrably the medical kind that also have double reinforcement in the fingers.
My brother is a marine who though he’s trained as a nuclear biological chemical specialist…they didn’t have need of his MOS in Iraq, so one of his jobs is the search, recovery and identification of fallen soldiers. (He’s the gunner on top of the tank who convoys out to claim fallen soldiers, then takes them back to base and prepares their bodies for sending back to the US.) Basically, mortician work that he spent six weeks in training for before leaving. However, they are also doing the bodies of Iraqi insurgents. Disease is a big worry, and they only have the latex gloves that hit the wrist. All of his boys are writing to us and calling, asking us to please please please send these gloves in any quantity we can send. It’s so sad to me that they don’t even have the supplies they need to assure their own health and safety while being surrounded by bloody bodies.
The only thing I could find that was even remotely similar were veterinary gloves at Tractor Supply. But they are $16 for only a few pairs. Does anyone have any better ideas? I don’t even know what to call the gloves, so every google search I’ve done hasn’t called up much info.
You could call your local hospital and ask to speak with someone in the morgue – you could try a local funeral home and ask, or maybe the coroners office in your county? Maybe the EMTs know where to get them? Medical supply stores online? ummm…let me think some more…