in the evenings too--& I do that occasionally. Right now, for instance, it's evening & I came back to the office to write this because our own cabin is warm & meanwhile the Lt. (who is a glutton for work as long as there's no woman to entice him ashore) is at his desk & planning more work for us. Nick is busy at his regular tasks, trying to catch up; it wouldn't surprise me if the Lt. called on me before the night is over! I don't particularly care, either way.
As for my chances of getting home earlier than Feb--much depends on when my relief arrives & even then the issue is in doubt. The normal routine is to send the eligible men to Seattle a few days before the due date (or even a few days later, depending on Seattle & the transportation situation. At Seattle drafts are orgainzied for shipment to the various separation centers. I might yet be able to cicumvent all that procedure but you know the