Today was a nasty day to come back to work. Its New Years in Gravesend, its not very nice. It started snowing as soon as I got back and as I went to bed at nine am it turned to ice. Pleasant. And when I woke up at twelve I spent almost two hours outside because we had to breakdown after making up in push-gear. The mate didn't realize that the barge was so high up in the water. That particular barge, the DBL 31, is more difficult to handle in wind, he says, because its short and high and so has less...I forget the word. Train? And then we came out here and I spent another hour and a half outside except it was worse because its not so protected outhere and the spray was coming over the bow of the barge and then ten feet in the air when it was compressed between the barge and ship where I was standing as we landed. Like jumping through a waterfall. The wind is really not very nice to us today. And hot dogs for dinner. Hot dogs are gross and should be abolished. Chocolate Cannolis from Renato's, however... I was so happy to finally get out of my wet clothes and into my sleeping bag to go to bed, now, at six thirty.
Today was a nasty day to come back to work. Its New Years in… - that's right. this is the place.
31 December 2008 @ 06:32 pm