Monday, September 7, 2015

Holiday Routine

Sundays onboard are typically pretty quiet days. Breakfast is served for a little longer so people don't have to get up quite so early if they don't have watch. We don't have a planned workday. Brunch is served from 1000 to 1200 (that's 10 am to noon). Divine Services are available at 1300 (1 pm) for anyone so inclined to attend. JO Pro Dev is at 1400 (2 pm -- today's session was on Effective Writing). Movies on the ship's system start at 1400. Sunday dinner is usually something a little special. And that's mostly it for the day.

Of course, the engineers are always working on fixing something that's broken. OPS is checking charts and tracklines. Watchstanders are still vigilant at all their watch stations. Department Heads and JOs use the quiet time to catch up on XO taskers. I caught up on enlisted evaluations, messages for review, and a few chapters of "ZeroZeroZero" by Roberto Saviano. "Holiday for some; routine for others" is the standard line.

Right now there's a poker tournament in full swing on the messdeck. We heard the shouts of disbelief at an amazing hand at Evening Reports in the wardroom.

But we're ready to shed our sleepy day for any kind of action at a moment's notice...

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