July 11th, 2552 – On the run
Part-time mechanic/sometimes suspect Kat James Reporting
It only took us three tries to find a landing site without fireflies exploding or otherwise, the second attempt was looking good until we found that something drew the fireflies to the remote – which meant for the third try we had one person fly the remote keeping just ahead of the fireflies while the shuttle landed and took samples.
Skip flew the shuttle down and got the samples he needed while I flew the remote, fighting to keep one step ahead of the fireflies without getting too far ahead of them so they wouldn’t double back to the shuttle. For two hours I led them on a merry chase and it wasn’t until it was time to come home that I realized that this is what I used to do for a living before I joined the fleet.
I’ve come an awfully long way to just start doing what I used to do, but for now, I’ve been ordered to get some rest. After this morning’s excitement,I can use it.