It’s kind of a sad day in Norman today. Greenling version 1 left port yesterday for her final home in Albany, Oregon and there is a large vacant spot on my shelf.
Seriously though, even though it was hard to part with the model, I made it for Travis and I think it will mean more to him than it does to me. It will remind him both of his time on the ship and the time we have spent together in the field working in creeks. And eventually, I will make version 2 to fill the void on my shelf.
I did get a lift in the form of laughter when I reread Tom’s comment…
“(Just another day on the SubCommittee Bulletin Board discussing String Theory....) "Say, Bill, do you have to compensate for the total mass of strings that make up the quarks that make up the nuclei of the atoms of your carbon resin fiber when trying to adjust the buoyancy of your boat?"
Ahhhhhh, what a fun adventure this has been!
But it isn't over yet. Stay tuned for Part 2. I don’t know when it will be, but eventually I’ll scrape up the coin to get version 2 printed and the adventure will continue.
Thanks again everybody for all of your help!