Sunday, October 26, 2014

Not Feeling It

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 20, 2014) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) move mail to the hangar bay. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Loni Mae Lopez/Released)
I don't really have anything to post about today. I do need to go through the snail mail (a task The Missus Herself does so well, but she's in California) and perhaps do a bit of laundry.

Besides which, some dumb ass gave my Muse the day off.

(What was I thinking?)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Gee, I am so looking forward to Monday.

Heh.

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 6, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Paul George, from San Diego, directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting flight deck certifications and carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV/Released) 

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  1. I don't envy the flight deck crew of the Reagan.
    They are earning their pay in those circumstances.
    Long days and nights are involved.

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    1. All while working in one of the most dangerous environments on Earth!

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  2. "...some dumb ass gave my Muse the day off."

    Mine's been away for awhile.

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  3. Mail used to be the 'lifeblood' of life at sea, more prized than any new movies... Not so much anymore...

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    1. Mail was pretty important overseas when I was a young'un.

      Now with computers and such, I'd guess not so much.

      Tell you what though, ask one of the kids how they feel about getting a care package while deployed. That's still pretty special.

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  4. Mail was problematical for those of us deployed without a battle group mail wagon. We went months without mail. Of course, that also meant months of mail piling up in places on the ship. As I recall, we maxed out at 84 outgoing mailbags after we left Karachi after a month in port. I remember it got showered with AFFF but I cannot recall how we finally offloaded it all except it was probably over the side in Bahrain. I'll have to check the library.

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    1. Never thought of that. That must have sucked.

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