Re: the next chapter
First of all, thank you for standing harm's way for the rest of us. I'm not sure what the whole Afghan thing is about, but you young bucks over there under fire making sacrifices every day deserve so much respect. My hat's off to you.
Depending on where you settle and how you make out for work will decide the whole live-on-the-water lifestyle for you. Up here, there are some folks that live at the marina year round. Wick'd cold in winter, I'd say. But if you got brass ones, and I'd say you grew a pair over there, go for it. Take a class if you can. Invaluable. But if you can't, get out there. I recommend at least getting some sort of boating training at very least though. The USCGA puts on classes all over. My son and I got certified a few years ago. Knowing the rules of the road, reading charts, identifying buoys, radio ethics and the like, is so essential on the water.
So, keep your head down just a little while longer and we look forward to a good report.
SSgt Don Scribner