Circe | Friday,  January 15, 2010

There's no need to go into great detail, but the canvas contractor made a mistake and managed to mentally misplace his appointment here at the shop today.  I'd no idea why he hadn't responded to my email and phone calls from earlier in the week, but I finally heard from him in the morning.  This was an atrocious and incredibly disappointing turn of events, but everyone's entitled to mistake forgiveness (once, anyway), so after speaking with him in the morning, all I could do was move forward.  We'd reschedule the work in the near future, and I expected to have firm dates in hand by early next week, or else I'd start making other arrangements.  I had an excellent backup contractor in mind.

Under the original plan, I'd anticipated spend the day largely working in the office after turning the boat over to the canvas guy.  I'd already planned the hull paint work to begin on Monday, and had structured the entire past week around this, so rather than disrupt my own plans, I spent the day working out various materials specifications for many of the jobs coming up on the boat:  electrical, diesel fuel, propane, engine raw water and exhaust, hardware, shafting, and other systems as needed.  I started preliminary research into the current marvels of electronic technology--plotters, instruments, etc.--but didn't yet know what the owner was looking for, so I couldn't go too far.

Needing an office break during the afternoon, I began some of the clean-up operations required for next week's hull painting operation.

Total Time Billed on This Job Today:  6.5 hours

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