Yesterday was a day of icebreaking, progress, things moving along, resolution. I love those days/moments, and always think of them as having their own momentum, like a wave I can let wash over me or try to catch, and ride.
I am happy. And it looks like the weather will stay nice at least through the party on Friday, which is all I can ask of the weather.
Bri got a fantastic assignment for her first Navy tour, she did in fact get scooped up to crew on the USS Constitution (in the Boston Harbor) for two years. This is a very nice gig, and a great compliment to be chosen- the crew of the ship is hand-picked, and she will be beautifully trained. She’ll learn everything about the ship, from keeping it in good trim (starting in the wood shop) and how to rig and sail it, and of course how to repel pirates. And they give tours, talk to schools, and (best of all) take the ship out to sea about five times a year. Good times. And having the Navy be a day job for the first leg gives her the chance to explore diving in her off-time, or learn any of the thousand things they can teach her. I’m so pleased for her.
The Constitution is a beautiful ship, much revered by those who pay attention to naval battles and ceremony, and each crew is entered into the record at the Library of Congress. I am charmed. (photos courtesy US Navy)