Doing well, can't wait to get up there myself. And yeah, I'm excited to leave the boring cubicle life myself.
Yeah I noticed the ship docked briefly not too long ago, I wonder if the cadets were rotated out at that time. Of course, I bet we'll all figure this out once we get there. Planning on applying for jobs once I understand exactly what the first two weeks aboard the ship will be with regards to if we're just "sleeping" on it, or actually "living" on it.
Oh, almost forgot. I was talking with another cadet and he mentioned that if you have all your documents together (TWIC, Passport, and MMC with Deckhand option), you can apply for what he referred to as "Winter Relief" positions aboard the ships in the Great Lakes (I can assume elsewhere possibly but transportation may be an issue). I'm going to start applying soon, but from what he said the pay wasn't bad and gets you some more experience/connections out there. Just have to sacrifice Christmas with the family though.