Thursday, March 05, 2009

Not Yet Into My Arms

However deep you indulge in procrastination, you will never beat our client. My colleague does not longer condone this behaviour and buggers off in due course. I, on the other hand, am about to extend my stay for another week. With a sailing starting tomorrow evening and lasting till the middle of next week.

Last weekend one of the condensation devices broke down, which derives water our of the ambient air's humidity (there is plenty of this). The water still produced was needed for the boilers so the crew had to go without washing for two days. And yesterday, an engine had problems and we had to chuckle back to port with 8 kn. I reached the hotel at 2:30 am.

Talking about hotels. Of course mine has no vacancies to extend the stay. I'll have to switch to one that is 1 hour from the port during night and 3 hours during commuting times. But I will stay on board for most of the time anyway.

Anyway, I'm caring less by the minute. I'm actually humming The Great Song Of Indifference for hours. This is another song that's on my mind right now:

...and when talking about ships.


Mickle in NZ said...

What a crap awful state to be in.

Here is raining - coz a one day cricket match between NZ and India started in Wellington on Friday afternoon. India doing very well so it rained.

Now really heavy rain falling, wish it could wash you back to Zurich. (Thank you for not including me in your "nasty email" campaign). Of course I couldn't have helped ......unless there was a way to purr you back to Tono then Zebby would have stepped in - minus his super smelly poops.

Hope you are soon home again, even if with diesel scented clothing. And hope Tono is preparing the balconey for your summertime fresh food garden.

Sincere love, care and huggles, Mickle and Zebby (nose down in a fluffy scarf of mine that he's taken over)

xxxx purry purrumbles

Mickle in NZ said...

Happy Stuff!

Lovelu Aussie Diver Matthew lead the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday night. Crowd guesstimated at 400,000.00. Looked like a bloody wonderful time on tv news. Crowd favourites - the life savers marching lads. Mmmm - they did look good!

Word verification = jikembos.

Yeah, right