Reports from March, 2003
3/9/03 3/16/03 3/23/03
Log for the
Week Ending March 2, 2003
Response to the
poll dropped dramatically this week, as expected--most interested viewers
obviously took it already. To all who took the time to send your responses
and comments: thank you! While the results didn't indicate any
particular trends that I wasn't expecting, it was extremely interesting and
valuable to hear from all. I have posted the unedited comments for now,
and later, as the whole building and concept process continues, I'll reflect on
some of the comments and my own reasoning.
here to see the final poll results, and selected commentary.
This week brought some nice,
nearly-final concept drawings of the new boat barn from Mike. This was the
second go-round, as there were a few things in his original concept that I
wanted to change. The drawings represent a fine looking 30' x 40' barn
with a nice 8:12 roof pitch, and classic, clean New England lines. The
final drawings are just around the corner.
more information on the barn metamorphosis here.
I'm afraid there is no other
progress to report for this week.
for the Week Ending March 9, 2003
I posted the final concept
drawings of my proposed boat barn, and am awaiting the final drawings, due
anytime now. With the drawings, I can quote out the materials cost and get
some idea what this folly will cost--and, assuming it's within the realm, start
moving ahead with plans for construction this spring and summer.
Click here to
see the 2nd generation concept sketches.
With more frigid temperatures,
icy rain, and concrete-like snow everywhere, there's still no real progress to
report on anything else. Patience, my friends...this too shall pass.
for the Week Ending March 16, 2003
Will spring ever come? Cold
weather continued this week, although with one or two "teasers" along
the way. The forecasters promise 50 degrees on Sunday--we'll see.
In just under 2 months, Glissando
will go in the water, and after that point I can address the final project
location for the daysailor. Needless to say, I am looking forward to
getting in and doing some real demolition work to #100. Between now and
sometime this fall, I expect to have the whole boat stripped and gutted down to
the bare hull. But progress for the next couple months will remain slow,
unfortunately, as at this time I am concentrating on some house-related projects
and, once the weather warms for good, getting Glissando ready for splash.