Well, here I am again. We finally got underway from Norfolk. We headed down to Kings Bay, Georgia where we are currently in a holding pattern for some repairs. Our biggest reason for coming down here was to load weapons. That task is done and it is also the same reason I haven't had a day off in almost a month. Today is the first in almost four weeks. So needless to say I'm a little tired. Danelle can tell you how late I've been coming back to the room we are staying at.
I don't mind staying and doing work when it has to get done, but I must say that this particular weapons load has been completely disorganized. We have had guys sitting around for hours on end with nothing to do. Most days could have been shorter if the higher ups would have just taken the time to plan a little better instead of looking at the schedule and waiting for stuff to come up. There were a lot of people very pissed off in the Sonar Division. Most of them have today as their first day off also.
When we did pull in, and I finally got to see my beautiful pregnant wife, I was greeted with a few new pictures of the baby. They look great, don't you think? I was very excited to see these. It made what had been a crappy day into a great day. I haven't been able to spend much time with Danelle while I've been here, and that is what really gets me. She is a very strong woman though and hasn't complained about it. Today I belong to her.
Still no real update on whether I will be coming home for the birth or not. I've been told by several people that they are doing everything that they can to get me there. There is one guy in the division who should be qualified Sonar Supervisor and isn't, and I'm sure he's part of the problem. Also, the fact that our Chief really doesn't want him to be standing the watch anyway. I don't know how this delay is going to effect the overall schedule of the boat. We were suppose to be gone from here by now. We could be here for a while yet. More to come with that.
I'm in good spirits, can't complain too much, really need a hair cut but haven't been able to find a barber shop open at 11:00 at night.