Quartermaster’s log day 17, 19th June 2014
Had to take a day off yesterday. One of the biggest fears I have at this stage of the project is that we may push ourselves too hard and end up burning out and losing major ground in our productivity. So yesterday I took on a new mantle as chief medic and temporarily relieved the captain of his command. I forced him to sit down and watch tv with me after disabling his alarm, allowing him to sleep in.
We then retired early and rested up for another day of action. I intend to institute this mandatory day of rest in the sun, or ‘Sun-Day’ as I call it, on a weekly basis. Though we may need to work on the name…Hollie’s Day perhaps. We’ll come back to that.
Anyway, that’s what happened to everyone yesterday. I even caught our powder monkey napping with the captain for while. We all feel refreshed and ready to get back to it.
I think I mentioned a little while ago that our logs came in. They are really cool looking, honestly it kind of makes me not want to part with mine. It’s leather bound with a ring binder and a pair of nautical themed charms, one for a bookmark and one for the end of the binding ribbon. I especially like that they’re ring bound. It makes it possible to take pages out and write with them on even surfaces and even lets us rewrite pages we really foul up.
I was watching David plan out our route earlier and saw that he was fixing the parts where the line skimmed over land. I told him not to bother, we’d just put wheels on either side on the Argo and she could just tear over that land. He said I should reevaluate my expectations, we would need tank treads.
Well That’s all I’ve got for today. But fear not, there will be more tomorrow.
‘Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.’