14-MAR-2173 (10:13:20)

It looks as if my two month vacation is finally over.  I was contacted by the Captain Martyn Brierfield of the Emerald Monarch and offered the first officer position.  I gladly accepted and offered my skills and abilities to help the mission succeed to the fullest.  It’ll be interesting being on a new ship, the layout is very similar to the Yankee Clipper, but I’m sure the noises will be different (they always are).  I wondered for sometime if I was ready for the first officer position, Captain William has told me I’ve been ready for more than a year. Well more exactly, “If I don’t go find a job he was kicking me off his ship to force me into a higher one,” which, to his credit, he did.  The time at home and corporate HQ have done well to remove any lingering doubt about the new opportunity, more an ancy now than anything. 

The rest of my gear will be up in a day or so.  I’m having my sidearm cleaned and serviced along with the comm gear.  The biosniffer had to be sent out for calibration as well.  I intend to look over the refit record to get a feel for the changes, as well as trying to contact the last engineer of the vessel to find out any quirks we might need to be aware of.  When time, I need to review the crew with the captain to get his choices for the other positions and any thoughts.  The captain hopes to be underway by weeks end, should be a busy week.

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