Jeanne has decided to hang out and maximize her annoyance prior to smacking land somewhere. Seas are too rough to do small boat ops, and the refueling at sea was challenging (take several ships of many tens of thousands of tons each, get them reeeeal close to each other, and cashier both CO’s if they exchange paint–and then transfer fuel for a couple of hours). Seas haven’t been too bad but the occasional swell rises up and reminds people that “stow for sea” means something important.
We’re rapidly planning to adjust our operations to support wherever Jeanne winds up, but this will be a bit of work for our ops guys on both sides.
And while I’m lollygagging around here, my better half has packed out the house by herself, and moved a pile of stuff and two apprehensive housecats from the ex-house to the hotel. That’s a lot to fit in the Mini!
At some point, the real orders will come and supersede the fake orders I have in hand, and off to the schools for the new job I go. I’ve finally gotten in contact with the guy I’m relieving; looks like a weird job indeed. Another of those “out on a limb, no backup, nobody does this besides you” kind of jobs.
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