I've come to the realization that I will probably miss my class reunion yet again. I skipped the 5 year because I couldn't afford a flight from Guam. I missed the 10 year because my daughter was due. The 15 year came in 2000, and I was in the middle of the CPO season...as a selectee. Now, for the 20 year reunion, I'll be one month aboard my next sea command, and it's rather tacky to ask for leave immediately after reporting aboard. I suppose I'll see them all in 2010.
Planted sunflowers and watermelons. Child is excited. I think I am, too. Not so hot today, either. As I left the office at noon to go to Medical, I saw that the ships on the piers were wrapped in fog. I love fog in the afternoons...unless I'm on a ship at Sea & Anchor Detail trying to navigate through it. Still, the sleek lines of the grey ship blended into the curtain of fog; along the street in front of the pier, red geraniums glowed in the sunlight.