It’s been a rough two weeks. My life has been filled with ship-related notes, lists, spreadsheets, and phone calls.
As the person overseeing the preparations for the hull survey and pumping system projects, I’ve been under a fair amount of pressure to get things done in a timely manner. There have been a few setbacks, but things are beginning to come together.
Crossing my fingers that we will be able to start work on the pumping system this Saturday. If we can get it partially up and running, it will make pumping out the tanks go a lot quicker.
Thinking outside of the box is important when dealing with the particular issues of an old, one-of-a-kind ship. It’s all too easy to say something can’t be done because it seems too hard at first glance. The key is to get beyond this sort of mentality. I have great admiration for and appreciation of the folks I am working with who have the ability to come up with creative solutions to the difficult problems.
The days leading up to the hull survey project will probably be filled with challenges, but I find I am looking forward.
T minus 14 days and counting…