Well . . . our two months in Alabama have come to a close. There are many ways to describe our time here: fun, exciting, a learning experience, a cultural shock, even tiresome at times. For me, the best way to describe it was a process of independence. These two months has taught us more … Continue reading Goodbye
Well here we are with one week remaining on our journey! This whole experience has opened up so many learning opportunities for Sasha and I. Not only have both of us been fine tuning our cutting, grinding, and stick welding skills, but we both have been certified to operate the aerial lifts! The social connections … Continue reading Almost Finished
It's been a little over a month and I've already had so many great experiences! At the shipyard, I've had the privilege of working with so many amazing people. Everybody I've worked with has been so invested in both my experience and what I learn while I'm here. My welding, cutting, grinding, and fitting abilities … Continue reading 3 Weeks Left!
I've been really busy with overtime, but this previous weekend I was able to join ten of my schoolmates on a trip to New Orleans. We spent an entire weekend there, but there wasn't enough time to do everything. We were able to visit the World War II Museum, walk around Jackson Square and the … Continue reading New Orleans
This Tuesday, the shipyard received a 120 foot long tugboat to do maintenance and work on. This project was given a limited time-frame for completion, as they want to send this boat, Crimson White, on its way this Monday. Sasha and I were moved to doing work on this boat for the remainder of the … Continue reading Overtime!
You know it's going to be a good week when your first job is to clean out the engine room that everyone else had been working on. Most of our Tuesday was spent cleaning up scrap metal, dirt, and cigarette butts. After lunch of that first day, however, Sasha and I were given new tasks. … Continue reading First Week
So Sasha and I are in a unique situation. Up until a few days before we both flew out from California, we didn't know how we were going to get to and from the shipyard. After much communication with Metal Shark, we finally decided that the easiest solution was for their safety inspector, David, to … Continue reading Moving In/First Day