Stardate 11641.5

Captain's Log: Stardate 11641.5
Last week, thanks to the tremendous (and much-needed after my surgery "adventure") assistance from Dave, Kurt, and my wife Ellen, the Enterprise launched with the tide.

Since then, it has been several days of cleanup, organization, teak oiling, cockpit washing, cushion dry cleaning, and battery charging. But most of all, we found ourselves up against the most ruthless and dangerous adversary to ever threaten the Enterprise and the safety of her crew. Left unchecked, it could easily take over the entire ship and have an everlasting effect on the Federation.

The battle against....

After depleting auxiliary power, exhausting the phaser banks and our payload of photon torpedoes, along with Tilex, 3M Mildew Stain Remover, paper towels, and sponges, I am happy to report that we have won -- and the Enterprise is now ready for the season ahead. All that's left to do is put the main and genoa on, which we will do this Sunday.

Now, especially after the "May of Hell", I am looking forward (and aft) to once again explore strange new worlds, new life and new civilizations.... yeah - you know the rest.

I think they said it best in 1979:

"Course heading, sir?"
"Out there.... Thataway!"