17-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars
January 17th, 2552 Repeat Performance
Jr. Wrench Monkey in Training, Kat ‘237’, Reporting
Today, I learned about welding. Spot welding; Arc Welding, Mig Welding, Tig-Welding, and everybody’s favorite when you’re not in space Gas Welding, we covered the gambit. Then there was cutting and I think I’ve pretty much mastered ‘toting’. Then there was the ubiquitous sweeping up.
Out of seven ships, eight if you include The Valhalla, only one ship made it through the wormhole without suffering fundamental structural damage. If the Twilight hadn’t blown, it would have been one of the other ships, Valkyrie included.
As it was, the Memory was the lucky man out, we moved the injured to the Memory and the rest of the crew were split between the rest of the fleet.
The rest of us spent our day fixing what we found. The Valkyrie made it through with warped engine coil, three deformed bulkheads, and we would have been in for a very big surprise if we’d tried to dock with the Valhalla.
I had enough time to breathe a sigh of relief as we finished our assignments, and then it was back to playing caddy to the unending line of mechanics and engineers who wanted to play through our repairs.
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