and I’m sorry! My computer crashed a couple of weeks ago, and I took it to a mac guy in St. Thomas. We didn’t get to go back to St. Thomas for two weeks, so I went computer-less during that time. Now it’s back and faster than ever, but I lost everything. For some reason I’m not as upset about losing documents though. Last time this happened was terrible…right between Thanksgiving break and finals week, projects were due, and I hadn’t backed up. Ugh! It was a complete nightmare before, so now this doesn’t seem so bad.
Last week we had to avoid a hurricane, so our schedule switched up a bit. I hope we don’t have more hurricanes, but it broke up the monotony. I think we’re changing itineraries in September and getting a couple new islands, and it couldn’t come at a better time. A bunch of friends have left lately, and I think I’m in a bit of a mid-contract slump. I try to do one new thing each week, but I might have to get off the ship a bit less to save more money. When we get off the ship to do internet we usually buy a drink or food (depending where we are) and that plus cab fare has unnecessarily eaten up money. I only have four more months to save up! I want to pay off my student loans with a few more contracts, so I have to buckle down. The crew welfare office has gotten some new people, and they’ve booked crew excursions that are a lot less expensive than they were before. Next week a bunch of us are doing a regatta yacht trip in St. Maarten. I can’t wait! It was only $15 and it’ll be a nice long tour. I got to see the French side of St. Maarten last week for Bobbi’s birthday. It’s strange to see the contrast-one block you’ll see a fancy resort, and the next block will look like it’s barely hanging on.
This will be all for now. Sorry it’s a shorter post, and I’m sorry it took so long to get it out. I will post pictures of the beer-drinking pigs next time I get on the internet!