The crew of the Eldership de-I is madly at work preparing the de-I for its first major mission. When I say crew, I'm using the term lightly as Elder Fleet Command still will not assign us any more people so it's pretty much Dr. Crusher (Wife) and I. We're still fighting over who gets to be the officer and who has to be the enlisted person for various tasks.
Nonetheless, we are well on our way with our mission planning, logistics, and outfitting. While we've not had luck getting the Eldership itself staffed Wife in her quiet way has recruited an entire staff to look out for the Tower while we're gone. This includes Handy Guy, Decorator Woman, and Bicycle Man (gardener). She cleverly held off a whole slew of projects so they would be here working on the Tower while we're away saving us having to get someone to specifically look after the Estate.
We're still under 'need to know' basis as far as our mission specifics but Elder Fleet Command has indicated that as this is a goodwill trip, I will be able to post on social media once we set off.