Actually counting the days via these posts has helped keep time in some sort of perspective. For the most part, though, that perspective is “Woah, has it really been 13 days?!” coupled with “Woah, has it only been 13 days?!” You can see the issue here.
You may recall my speaking of having Chinese food (yesterday). Well, two doors down from the Chinese place is a Mexican place. Yesterday, while waiting for their Chinese orders several guys wandered in to have a beer. After some discussion they discovered that not only were the owners from Shelby, OH, but one of our guys was good friends with his younger brother. There’s an island wide curfew form 6p to 9a, but because we’re military that doesn’t apply to us. So yesterday they said they’d stay open later just for us. So we knocked off a bit early and went out for tacos. Amazing tacos.
The closer you get to the equator the closer sunrise and sunset approach six. While this may seem early, I’m actually finding the early sunset to be quite nice. We’re finished working while it’s still daylight, and if we go out it feels like we’ve been out for a long while by eight, which in turn is good because then you feel like you really need to be in bed by 10 and then there’s no problem getting enough sleep.
Not that I nominally need to sleep, but given the labor we’re doing I’m finding it best to be well rested and well fed.