Oil, Oil, Oil…

I want to apologize to all of our readers for taking so long to post on the blog.

As many of you know, the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is headed towards the beaches I live adjacent to.

As a result, our efforts of late are to prepare the infrastructure that will be required to support the hundreds, if not thousands of people who will end up here, trying to save the endangered wildlife, and contain the thousands of gallons of crude oil that will wash up on our shores.

Please bear with us, as we get caught up enough to catch YOU up…

3 comments for “Oil, Oil, Oil…

  1. Kathy in NC
    May 24, 2010 at 6:54 am

    How are the preparations going? Do you have oil on your beaches yet?

  2. May 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Kathy,
    Sorry for the late response. I’ve been busier than you can imagine. As we finished the construction of ISBU 20′ Medical boxes for Haiti, we revamped for 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.

    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. 😉

  3. Kathy in NC
    May 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Read your Salad Dressing post — Thanks for the up date from the ground — adds dimension to the talking head reports….

    sounds like you have been extraordinarily busy – some of it good….

    Praying for this situation and all involved…. stay safe and healthy…

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