S Minus 4 Until Phase VII
20 February 2012 | Hill Country but not much longer
S MINUS 4 UNTIL PHASE VII
February 20, 2012
This is the last Monday at home for a while. We are down to lasts that way. Pushback may be as early as Thursday and not a moment too soon. The mystery status of Why Knot will soon be known to us. Our imaginations have all sorts of things living aboard which will be unfriendly to the crew.
With all the time that has expired since getting here, stuff has gone missing (Don’t you hate that phrase: gone missing?). Being the gadget freak I am, just finding all the charging cords is proving to be a test. A friend once said that one gets beyond the diminishing returns point if one has more than 28 spark plugs in one’s life. The parallel in this case is the number of charging cords one has to manage. Almost every gadget has a special configuration. That means we have a bag dedicated to charging cords. Whatever happened to simplicity?
Our newest crew member, Scurv, ABSD is getting weird. We think he thinks that all this activity is to whip up a batch of some yummy chew toys or some new way to get at the shoes in the closet. He won’t let us out of his sight. It appears he has been studying the charts since one of them has a bit of unusual page marking. Stuff we put in the various “go” boxes is subject to re-packing and theft only to be discovered in the sleeping cage. He attempts to gain insight by staring eye to eye at us in some dogging mind meld but we might be too smart to fall for that. His evil hot dog chew toy is always at the ready for a hasty departure. In short, all would be great if we could just get him to carry his own sea bag. He still does not like the life vest and most likely will take some time getting used to being “clipped on” the safety system aboard. Time will tell- or not.