Lots of oil… but no vinegar… :(

As we all hold our breath waiting  for the kiss of the oil… Here at CHC, we’ve  been busier than you can imagine.

As we finished the construction of ISBU 20′ Medical boxes for Haiti, we fabbed a series of  ISBU 20′ Corten Canteens to support the hundreds (if not thousands) of oil spill workers that will soon be arriving to help clean our shores and estuaries. The last thing that those guys and gals want to see is an MRE and a pile of plastic garbage bags, after working like animals to fight against the tide…

It’s going to become a very primal petroleum fueled dance…

We have “trace” amounts of oil here now. That means that everything glistens and refracts like crazy. The hulls of jetski’s, watertoys, and wetbikes operating along the beaches here in Harrison and Jackson County are all fouled. We have beaches littered with actual oil rig debris. (It’s authentic enough that it’s being confiscated by the Coasties…) We have dead and dying sea animals and seabirds. Most of the local fisheries are closed, with the rest to follow shortly (according to the Fisheries and Wildlife cops I spoke with). Fin and fowl are already taking a beating. The main spill line hasn’t gotten here yet. We’re just holding our breath waiting for the tide… It’s the calm before the storm. It’ll be here soon, and there isn’t anything to stop it.

In the meantime, I’m trying to get three other ISBU projects (an Art Studio in AL, a residence in FL, and another residence in TN) all moving to the point that when the oil gets here, I don’t get hammered into the sand trying to juggle everything. … Oy.

Stay tuned for more…

1 comment for “Lots of oil… but no vinegar… :(

  1. David Rosenfeld
    September 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Do you have any plans that include an open center courtyard (4 or more containers)?

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