Sometimes I just don't know where the time goes....It's time to play a little catch up....Let's start with the basics....
Who: I'm still Megan.
What: Well, I'm at work. I'm outfitting a tug boat.
Where: I'm on the Columbia River.
When: I got here at the beginning of April and I'll probably be here until the beginning of June.
Why: This boat is brand spanking new and is scheduled to be commissioned in June. I'm here helping put the final touches on her. I'm literally ordering everything that goes inside a vessel. From sheets, towels, blankets to mooring lines, tow cable, sledge hammers to fire fighting equipment to televisions to printer paper and sharpies.
How: I make lists upon lists upon lists. Then I email everyone I know to ask them questions. Once I have an idea about what I want / need I send a Purchase Request to my company. They in turn issue a Purchase Order and items are shipped to me. I receive the items and stow them in a big container. Once the vessel is actually ready for things to be inside it I'll unload my container into the boat.
The Good The Bad The Ugly: I'm very new to tug boats and I haven't ever done a project like this. It's stretching me. I'm learning tons. It's pretty darn fun. Unfortunately, I probably won't know what I didn't order until we need it. The ugly? I'm living in a Comfort Inn. Yikes.