Rig for Silent Running….

Rig for Silent Running….

Yep, another Submarine term to decipher:

Silent running is a stealth mode of operation for naval submarines. The aim is to evade discovery by passive sonar by eliminating superfluous noise: nonessential systems are shut down, the crew is urged to rest and refrain from making any unnecessary sound, and speed is greatly reduced to minimize propeller noise.

As for this Blog, I am going to have to go in “silent running” mode,  and therefore I will not be posting for the next two weeks. I have an business trip to the UK to work with our partners in the Nuclear Submarine world.  I am so glad they are over that whole “revolutionary war” thing and don’t hold too much of a grudge against us Yanks…  Here is a picture of the newer nuclear submarines they are building:

UK sub

Anyway, my computer access is going to be limited while working remotely and traveling to a few of their construction sites.

Right after I get back to the US, we have to head down to the University of Virginia for Jonathan’s graduation.

UVA logo

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Jonathan had been working as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at a local hospital in Northern Virginia after he got his associates degree in Nursing several years ago.  He decided to back to school and get his Bachelors in Nursing a few years ago. He has been working in the ER at the University of Virginia Hospital while taking classes over the past several years finishing up his Bachelors degree and getting all of his Nursing and ER type certifications (all I know is he has a bunch of letters after his name, kind of like what I had in the military…)

UVA med

 

So with all that happening we are going to be busy for the next two plus weeks and by then we will only be about a week out from our RV pick up date…

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