November 1, 2012**: So much to cover, so little space. I just know that I will exceed my space allocation. Oh well, that is what commodores are for!
First of all, the new building. We have finally hit the home stretch. Final inspections are being scheduled. Punch lists are being created. Nerves are frayed and tempers are short. The crews are working overtime to get the job done.
And now each of us has an important function to perform. We need to keep off the site and let the workmen finish their jobs. I observed over a dozen people peering through doors and windows this weekend. I know that we are all curious to see what the final product is and you will when it is safe. Please stay clear until then.
Batten Down the Hatches!
October 29, 2012, 0900: All of the storm prep has been completed and we are just waiting for the worst that Sandy can bring. And until Eastport loses power as it is famous for, you can follow the storm from the Club’s web site. We have high def color video feeds from the web cam securely mounted on Juanitaville*. Click on the weather link and you can see what the wind speed is and the rain fall. Double click on the screen and you will be taken to Weather Underground where the data from EYC is used to help build an accurate picture of weather around the world.
October 1, 2012: There is so much happening around the Club and so little time to get it done. The electricity was finally turned on this week and the air conditioning and elevator crews were close behind. At this writing the new Clubhouse is drying out and preparing itself for flooring and ceiling tiles. The elevator test was scheduled to last about a week and should begin this week. Hyde Concrete’s crews are out forming the parking lot and it will be poured this week so that we can use the lot for the Boat Show Bash.
Speaking of the Bash, we are still have a need for volunteers to help out for a few of the shifts. Click here to sign up for a time.
October 18, 2012, 2100 hours
It's 9:00 PM Thursday night and I just left the Club. As you can see in the photo things are lit up like Times Square. So what gives? The electricians, carpenters and alarm techs are in there putting together the final touches so that we can pass our final inspections and get our coveted Use and Occupancy Permit.
The furnaces are working, the hood system in the kitchen is running, carpeting is being installed and the hardwood floors are down and waiting for sanding. The “Fools with Tools” have been busy at work building a beautiful bar that we will all enjoy.
September 1, 2012: Many of you have heard that I had to undergo open heart surgery in July. Fortunately, things are progressing well and I am on the road to recovery. I want to thank all of you who wished me well. Thanks to you and some great doctors I will be back to normal soon.
During the surgery the doctors had to stop my heart for 11 minutes while they made the necessary repairs. Many of you have asked if I saw “the Light” while I was technically dead. I want to say that I did see “the Light” and the “Other Side” while this was going on.
The “Other Side” looks remarkably like EYC in its renovated Clubhouse. I saw a great group of people enjoying the friendship that comes along with an EYC Membership. I saw an active race committee organizing world class regattas, a Juniors Committee committed to teaching the joys of safe boating to the next generation, and I saw members cruising to far flung destinations looking for new friends to meet and experiences to enjoy.