Welcome to my world! It's sometimes routine, sometimes crazy, and through it all I yearn to travel (and do accomplish some of that).

Location: Everett, Washington

Monday, March 28, 2005

I am alive and well!

I have tried a couple times to sit down and write-up the account of my activities for the last few weeks. However, I have now failed 2-3 times. The first time, I wrote half an entry and saved it. The second time, I didn't have time to do it. And the third time (today), I saved half an entry again, and it didn't save. Augh... Sorry to disappoint all ten (?) of you that are eagerly awaiting news of the normal life now. You shall be fulfilled in your quest for the random and interesting very soon (as in tomorrow).
To give you a preview of what's to are a few things that have happened: went home on leave, saw my sister get married, ran out of gas twice, found and moved into a comfortable duplex apartment, dealt with a non-starting car, went to a punk concert with RandomBen, and more.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

One more day...

It has now been nearly a week now since I have had enough time or gumption to write up an account of my world. Things have been busy and swirling, as we wrap up this deployment. One more day and we’ll be through!
Yesterday, I started on a project to go through verifying one list against another for those who should get a certain pay. It was incorrectly paid out to everyone listed as assigned to us, when some people have been on the beach detachment, and shouldn’t have received it. So, I’m going through and making the necessary corrections to the list, so that another person can go through and correct the payments. It is a long process, proved by the fact that one list (the one with the smaller type) is approximately 100 pages long. As well, at the end of the day, we stripped and waxed in the office. The folks on day shift stripped the floor and put two coats of wax down. Then, when the night shift came in, they put down another coat or two. The floor looks good…just streaky in one or two spots.
During the day today we are supposed to have a Driving Safety brief from the Washington State Patrol. They come onboard at the end of any major deployment, going over how to adjust to driving again, and any driving laws that have changed in the time that we’ve been gone. Also, today, we will be moving our luggage out of the office storage room and back down to the berthing. I don’t recall if I wrote anything about the berthing storage room flooding, but it did some time back, and we had to move everything out of there. That’s it for now. If I don’t write tomorrow, I’ll be sending something out in the next week or two about my new non-deployed journal. The new journal will be posted online only, no e-mail version available. You’ll also be able to find out everything on, upon my release of the information.