This is a ancient thread, I know, but I thought someone might be curious to know how the house is coming along... well, for the most part, it's not.
Summer and tourists wait for no one, and once we started running the boat in may we were on it pretty much from dawn til dark every day. There was some work that happened while we were away, but most of that had to be undone and re-done. Frustrating!
But now that fall has arrived in all of it's glory, our plan was to build, build, build. Fate, however, had other ideas, and previous commitments and unexpected work chucked a monkey wrench into our carefully laid plans.
First, we had a pile of little boat trips that people asked us to do. We said no to most of the ones that paid, but it is really hard to turn down a charity trip or excursions for favors. So there were some of those, and there will be more.
Then we HAD to take our nephews to the Pirate Festival in Eastport: one of our very favorite activities and a family tradition.
Next came a diving trip to Canada, planned and paid for the previous year, with some underwater photographers. That was also wicked fun, even though there were two diving accidents which could/should have been fatal, but which, thankfully, were not. One of the aspects of diving which my husband loves is that you rarely get badly hurt diving. Either you survive unscathed, or you die. Pretty simple.
Finally, October has seen three boat wrecks that have impacted us. the first wreck was a big barge (30x 85') that sank in 65-80' of murky North Atlantic. We were hired the day it went down to salvage it, and we spent two solid days preparing our boat and organizing our backup/safety divers, and then, due to complications, inevitable in such an enormous undertaking, we got bumped off the job. The barge is still on the bottom (Evil laugh). No, really, that is a huge job, and I am not surprised they haven't done it yet. It sounds as if the complications are just beginning with that one...
Then a 55' wooden fishing tour boat popped a plank and partially sank before crashing into the rocks here on the coast. That is a land salvage job and definitely not our area, but the insurance adjuster could not find anyone who would do it. So, they needed a salvage crew and we needed a kitchen counter, so we are deep in the middle of that job.
Finally, a third boat, a research/fundraising boat, hit a ledge and is our of commission for a good long while. the boat was already scheduled to do a pile of trips, so we are probably going to take over some of those, although not all of them.
Here are some pictures of the boat wreck we are currently involved in: DSC_7625.jpg
The boat before we were involved.. I blacked the name of the boat. DSC_8191.jpg
This is a section of Debris Field #1
There were 7 Debris Fields DSC_8298.jpg
Part of Debris Field #6... DSC_8631.jpg
...and a Huge Rubber Duck at the landfill where we take the debris. It was not there on our subsequent trips.