No! I haven't given up on the blog.
I've just been... away... for a while.
My Christmas stocking was hung in the wardroom in hopes Saint Nick would find his way down through the main induction sump.
Shipmates from the Mighty MSP might have noticed this was the first time I haven't made a post on December 29th.
I didn't forget.
I wore my Sailors, Rest Your Oars black armband, and I led training with all my officers and chiefs on the painful lessons learned from that day in Plymouth.
I've been in the Navy almost 19 years, and that was the longest I've spent at sea without setting foot on dry ground. At least fast attacks get a port call every few weeks or so.
Now I'm back, and we are again approaching that transition that comes with every PCS move. The moving company was at the house today doing a visual inventory of all our shtuff and how much packing materials they need to bring on pack-out day. The Navy is sending us back to the Pentagon. I suppose I'll need to go back and re-read my own posts on Pentagon gouge. We're excited to go back to shore duty and to see all of our friends in the NoVA area again.
...and I suspect I may have more time on my hands to write blog posts again.