Another Re-Supply Operation

by The Boatswain | December 26th, 2006

USS Bennington (CVS-20) refueling from the USS Chemung (AO-30)

USS Bennington (CVS-20) refueling from the USS Chemung (AO-30)

The "Pacific" - the waves can reach the flight deck.

The "Pacific" - the waves can reach the flight deck.

Meanwhile, during our in-port stays in San Diego, we continued making our house “ship-shape”. I installed a new patio and, while I was on the roof, nailing slats in place, Ellen asked if I knew what the temperature was. When I said, “No.”, she answered me “104°”! I immediately got too hot to continue working and quit for the day! In warm weather El Cajon often goes over the 100° mark! One of our neighbors had to move, so they bequeathed us a window air conditioner and their dog, Pinto, which the kids loved!

our first patio

our first patio

Ellen teasing Pinto

Ellen teasing Pinto

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