Boat work, Andy’s place and yard, etc. He is the guy who currently owns the boat. His place is on the main street (Queen’s Highway). It’s a big two story with columns still in progress. You can see it to the right of the church in my first post. Between the church and the Homecoming place on the shore. He’s a heavy machine operator and has been really accommodating.
The guys ground out some soft spots, holes and cracks. Going really well! We are learning to manage the heat by finding ways to stay in the shade. The mast will be in the shade around 4:00 for example. Today we go back and work on the inside patching holes, checking electrical stuff, etc.
Last night we had a visitor. Andy’s employee Frankie, who helped to crane the mast to the ground yesterday, came by for a visit. We had invited the guys but only Frankie made it. He seems a hardworking family man with some great stories about life here. For example, in the recent decades, folks left the island in search of work. He indicated that that anyone who wanted to be a professional such as a teacher or lawyer would have to go to more developed places like Nassau or Freeport or Abaco. Not a lot of jobs here. The market farms and the local dairy are all closed! Folks do have their own kitchen gardens here and there.