We have been adrift for just over 6 months, and tension on the ship has been very high. Random fighting among the passengers has increased over the last week, but nothing serious. Overall, that passengers have been wonderful, but I feel this is only because the ship has had enough supplies to meet our basic needs. Although limited, there has been enough food for all, and the solar cells have supplied enough power for basic life, but now this ship is strictly no frills.
On a good note, we have been informed that we will be in tow from another charter in a couple of days and we will get to mars in about a week give or take since the tow ship will have to cruise at a slower rate. Funny to think that we will arrive at Mars in about the same amount of time that the first people took to get to Mars hundreds of year ago. One thing I don't understand is why it took so long for a rescue ship to get to us. There are passenger ships through the area of space that we have been drifting in every couple of days. We should, in theory been under tow months ago. I've tried to ask the captain on several occasions, but he aways skirts around the subject. I just don't understand. Maybe once we get to Mars all will be answered. I personally agree with some of the passengers that somehow the ship became way off course some time during the first part of our journey and the captain doesn't want to admit to it. How this would happen, I just don't know. The captain of this ship is quite experienced, and has flown this route countless times in the past. There is just no sense to it.
Since I have had so much time on my hands, I have been working in the ships hydroponics lab. I figured I could use the extra skills learned when I start my life on Mars. Even though the colony on the surface is now quite advanced, everyone there needs to pull there weight in order for the society to flourish. I'm excited to lend my hand in the farming efforts. I'm also love to idea of working along side my new friend Ted. Over the months we have become wonderful companions. I have been surprised at what we have in common since there is so many hundreds of years between us. Even after all this time, as people still have the same basic needs, wants and goals. I have been comforted with that idea as of late.