WEEK 24 2016
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Saturday - In Martinez. We drove over to
Richmond - it's been years since I was there - and took a guided tour of the
SS Red Oak Victory.
Pretty neat. I'd always assumed the worst from her previous external
appearance, but apparently the mothballing process did a very good job on
They put her in drydock a year or two ago for some long overdue maintenance
(she has been in mothballs since the Vietnam War) and did a good paint job
It's a slow process, but they are proceeding towards making her sea worthy
to the Coast Guard's satisfaction, and then will do various trips.
Friday - In Martinez.
Hanging out with Bob at the old Grandview house. He's been working in the
front and the yard looks pretty good. But the house needs some TLC.
Particularly if we have to sell.
Thursday - Up
to Martinez, cadging a ride with friends. Lots of traffic, but since R is
constitutionally unable to surrender the wheel I
didn't do any driving... Just as well, I was pretty tired.
Arrived late afternoon and had a couple beers and watched ice hockey with
Bob. And the Sharks won - apparently I'm good luck.
Wednesday - OTR.
I had another inspector cover for me and left in early afternoon for
Tuesday - OTR.
Monday - OTR.
Not much to say. Work is proceeding. Weather is decent.
Sunday - Working away on various chores, but
carefully, trying not to overdo things.
It looks like I'll be down to Saticoy for a couple of days at least, while
the Contractor does a bit more work. I'm off to Martinez on Thursday, so
I'll have to get someone to cover for me if things run long.
I talked to my friends about the accident, the insurance company is being
evil, so I'll have to switch in the near future.
Not much else going on. I did go to the library earlier in the week, wanting
to get a VbScript text for reference - and they were all gone from the
shelves. I then checked the catalog: nothing. I'd assumed someone had
checked out the local copies, but apparently they got rid of them throughout
the library system. Wow. It's a bit dated - Microsoft is pushing
"Powershell", but perfectly usable.