We are through with the rain, but now comes the chilly temperatures behind the front. We hit 74º yesterday afternoon. Our low this morning was 58 and we are expecting a high near 67 today.
As frequently happens with boat deliveries, Capt. Rich, Capt. Dennis and Capt. Alan did NOT depart yesterday as scheduled. Capt. Rich was optimistic that they would get underway this morning. Capt. Keith Douglass is out of town for a few days on FSB business. Those of us who are still here are having a Team Meeting this morning. Topics of discussion will include budget (always), spring program, facilities projects and capital expenditures and the Tarpon Tournament. Is anyone still awake?
Our PADI Regional Manager, Mike Kurczewski, and Kristin Valette, PADI’s Director of Marketing and Communication, stopped by the base yesterday. Kristin is planning on bringing a camera crew down in March or April to take some footage for a yet undisclosed marketing opportunity. I will let you know more when I know more.
Chrystene Matthews-Speed’s tour of duty is quickly coming to an end. She has less than a week left and then she and hubby Dustin will be returning to Amarillo, Texas to start a new chapter in their lives. We don’t have a replacement for Chrystene yet, but my unofficial understanding is the field has been narrowed to just one or two applicants.
Good news for those of you with iTunes accounts who may be searching for some wholesome, clean, Scout appropriate, family style comedy. Tim Hawkins’ CDs are now available for download. You can also do a search on Tim Hawkins on You Tube if you want to see and hear some of his work before you buy a CD. He’s a very funny comedian who will appeal to the whole family. If you do not participate in iTunes, you can still purchase his CDs and DVDs from www.timhawkins.net.
That’s all I have this morning (other than some gas but I’m sure you don’t want to hear about that). Have a great day.
Aboard S/V Escape