That is right folks, we have already completed half of our deployment.
9 months is a long time to be at sea. You don't get days off out here. You work 18 hours a day most days. If you get sick, there are no sick days (unless you are realllly sick). You eat the same food every 21 days. You get mail maybe every 2 weeks. You pull into port for 1 day off approx every 30-60 days. Email can be intermittent...and the list goes on.
Things I miss the most right now in no particular order:
Fresh fruits and veggies
Real Milk (we drink UHT)
Hugs from my guy
Kisses from my pup
My own bed
NCIS (only tv I watch)
I have definitely learned to appreciate life much more while out here these past 5 months. I will blog more about that later..
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Hoping this last half of deployment flies by as fast as the first half!