Well, I finished the classroom and basic laboratory stuff for the ELT (Engineering Laboratory Technician) school I’m in. Just a few more weeks and I’ll actually be done and qualified, with a projection of October 25th. Our boat is going to be going up and down for some maintenance, so who knows just when things will really be finished. We’re both really excited to leave South Carolina and try our luck out in Hawaii, Guam, or wherever else the Navy might send us.
In preparation for that, and after a lot of research, we traded in my Mustang, which was a hard thing to do. Now we have a 2013 Chevy Spark, a cool little mix between a hatchback and a smart car. We didn’t get all of the features I was looking for initially, but the deal was almost too good to pass up. It’s nice to finally have something new though. Until we can figure out when we move and to where, I’ll be driving it mostly because it gets amazing gas mileage. After that, I’ll get my reenlistment bonus and I’ll finish paying off my loans and put down a good amount on something cool.
Apart from that, I still just have a little longer to go on the tattoo. It’s looking pretty good, even though I had to switch artists because mine ran off somewhere. Oh well. Either way, I have another on the way if things work out.
Because of my transition back to the submarine crew, I manage to get a 3 day weekend, which is pretty nice. Sadly, it starts out with a long day and a lot of work, but it’s a shorter light at the end of the tunnel as compared to my original mechanic qualifications. In the mean time, it’s time to get some steaks on the grill and enjoy the weekend!