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Breaking through

November 20th, 2008 (05:51 am)

current mood: blah
current song: Dream Evil - The chosen ones

Zero hour for this week came and I saw something interesting. Normally when you put on the kakie uniform it means it's time to move away from the equipment and start delving in the administrative part of your job. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised to see our chiefs elbows deep in work trying to get the ship ready for a major inspection that lasted all of this week.

This inspection tests whether our ship is fit to get underway and continue it's job of defending the country. Recently one of the ships ported here failed this inspection so we were understandably worried about our own performance when the time came. The stress was palpable leading up to the inspection as most people were running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

It isn't totally over but I'm confidant that we passed. It will be nice to be able to sleep for more then four hours a night when I actually get the chance to sleep at all. To celebrate we are having a family cruise to Maui which should be fun for all involved. I've said it before but when the ship allows me to leave I'll be high-tailing it to the other side of the island to enjoy some freedom.

The house purchase is finally over. I'm glad to be able to say that I'm a home owner finally. It was difficult to say the least with the first purchase falling through. Distance was differently a factor and there were times that I was tearing my hair out with frustration when things were not going through the way they should. I'll be returning home to the new house this next leave period, hehehe (why does LJ want to spell check this as Hohhot?), I'm expecting everything to break the moment I step through the door but I'll be happy.