54. Cortex: In coming message

To Cortex address:        
Tom and Brenna Murray,
Unit 1503,
Township of Wexford, Greenleaf, ZQ
From Core address:
Conall Murray,
Basure, C/o Port master
Stockholm station, Jubilee, ZQ

Sent: 2506/11/29  17:03 Received: 2506/11/29 17:41

Dear Mom,
  I got your wave. When did dad go to the work camp? I guess you didn’t tell me because I would have headed out on the Basure. Is he alright? Can you tell me anything else?
  I am glad the farm is saved for now.  I have asked the captain for an advance, on my wages.  She laughed but when I told why she gave it to me and said that she was glad to help.  I have paid the first payment on the farm.
  She surprised me. My bunkmate gave me a speech about how this meant I was part of the crew and being part of the crew meant I needed to honor that ship. Not sure what he meant. I watched the crew leave. I am once again the watch stander and the airlock stander, double duty.  I don’t mind, it is quiet and gives me a chance to write you.
  I thought I hated this job, but when it comes down to it. I think that I love this more than everything that I have ever down.  No, I don’t like the smell of poo, but I do like the chance that has been given me.
  I love you,