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There is a lot of tension aboard ship. Weíve had several
fisticuffs and some have been placed in the brig for disobeying
orders from a superior. My crew is tired and over worked and a shore
leave is most welcomed. The battle with the Jirzzaques took its toll
and I, myself, am looking forward to getting off ship for awhile and
on sound land. Admiral Daniel Evans has been kind enough to grant a
month R&R for my crew while the PHOENIX is under repairs and
I have just finished the last communication to the family of lost
crewmembers. Itís one of the hardest duties I must fulfill. It
saddens me greatly and I miss my fellow crewmates.
My plans are to take Jade on an outing on Enya. She needs to be
out of her cage and get some sunshine and exercise. In fact I need
the same thing. I look forward to roaming some country spots and
maybe a bit of horseback riding. There is a cabin in the foothills
that a close friend has offered for my use when Iím on leave. I
think Jade and I will spend some time there.