“One week from now and I’ll be home again,” mused Juan as he finished his work in the engine. It has been 5 months when he was last home. So he’d go home for a month or so, do some other training needed before he goes back to his ship. That has been his life since he was 20. He finished his Marine Engineering and has seen his promotion as the years went by. Now, he could say that he’s reached what he wanted to reach, being the Chief Engineer. But then, he also made a lot of sacrifices for his family, he misses them and they miss him terribly. The children are growing without his physical presence. They see each other 2 or 3 times a year, with just a month each time. Ah, such is the life of a seaman.