2/08/2006

Progress

Construction is proceeding on rebuilding the plant and it's starting to take off really fast. The repairs on the cold storage are almost complete. The only thing I can't report on is our new offices. Since Hurricane Katrina hit, I've been asking my bosses about our offices and offering a few suggestions. We need an expresso machine, a patio area in the manner of a French garden for breaks, an exercise room, and a salad bar. They keep laughing at me. I'd just be happy to get out of the trailer we're still in. My boss keeps encroaching on my space!! I just move his stuff out of the way and gently(ha) remind him not to place any of his things past the phones. The phones are the dividing line.




The concrete wall is 1 foot thick and 4 feet high. The steel walls on the ground floor are designed to blow out in case of storm surges like Katrina's. All the peeling equipment and graders will be on the second story. That means the equipment should be safe 22 feet above sea level.




It's always a good day when I can get a picture of a brown pelican. Especially when it's flying. That's Boomtown Casino on the left. The object in the water to the right of the barges is a semi-truck that was washed into Biloxi Back Bay from David Gollott Seafood. The space to the right of the casino is where that plant used to be. One of the trailers from that plant slammed into our plant.

4 Comments:

Blogger Emanuel Ben-Zion said...

I hope New Orleans will have the same essence that she possessed before. It's my favorite town in the US. The Jazz funeral bands, the french quarter, the cajun food and the people.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

emanuel,

New Orlenas is 90 miles to the west of where I'm at in Mississippi. My hometown of Gulfport took a beating worse than New Orleans and too few people know.

I hope New Orleans will be able to recover.

It's going to take years before the following towns in Mississippi can rebuild: Lakeshore, Bay St Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi, D'Iberville, St Martin, and others.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Emanuel Ben-Zion said...

Here in Portugal we only saw in the news New Orleans. I hope your town and the people recover fast and I know they will.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

emanuel,

A lot of people in the US don't realize that Mississippi was hit. All the focus is on New Ore=leans over here.

10:34 AM  

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