I have had a busy end of the year. Marriage, inspections, vacations and more inspections. We dang near aced one. We almost aced another. High 80s and low 90s. Very unusual for a ship of my same class. Elections are coming up and I don’t like it. The Republicans need a better candidate. I’m not sold on Romney, but I would vote for my housecat Cody to do better than Obama. We drove to MS from CA. It was a long but beautiful drive. Never again will I do that with only 11 days. The in laws were fun and pleasant to meet. Soon, I will be on the way to the Midwest to be an instructor for sailor pups. I am looking forward to be out of the land of fruit and nuts.