One of the most important skills I learned in college was organization.  Our Channel Islands Facility is currently in the cross hairs of the marina development on the water in front of us. Last Monday I arrived on site to see spray painted lines running in every direction including underneath boats which may have been on site when Noah began his big historical build to survive project. Bob, our property manager informed me that well….these boats need to be moved now!

Needless to say, after reading Bob’s project notes, I sensed a need to visit the head immediately. Rather than throw up, I attacked a new excel spread sheet and began adding items in order of priority. As of this morning, we have moved 12 boats over and above our normal in and out moves and still need to move 20 boats. This is just for starters because the guy with the spray can keeps moving the god damned lines. These lines indicate where trenches will be dug by a machine that will also be in our way.

Power, water and air are being threatened in the mayhem of this project as well. I am going home now, spreadsheet is updated for Monday. You see, even if I have no clue of what is coming next, my spread sheet gives me a sense of security. They say that any road will get you there if you don’t know where you are going. Our customers keep asking me what is happening next. My response is simple, I have no idea but if they want a copy of my spread sheet, they are free.

Embrace the chaos because the alternative is well let us just say, it doesnt exist at the moment.

About Andy Killion

Andy closed his boat yard business this summer and is now embarking on a new voyage yet to be plotted.
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