Monday, June 23, 2008
Giligans Island and Bathroom Demo!
Well, the weekend was definitely over at 7am this morning when the builders came to demolish the bathroom (i'm getting a new bathroom - and the old one wasn't even that bad!). 7am. Unbelievable for anywhere, let alone Hawaii. But i'm so excited about getting a new toilet that -
A) works (the chain came off the bulb so for the last 2 weeks have had to stick my hand in the tank to flush), and
B) uses way less water, it was a clunker
The pics show the bath really was leaking badly too, the floor is totaled. I wish i'd taken a before shot, I can't seem to find one anywhere, maybe it'll be on my computer at work, will look tomorrow.
This is where the toilet and mini-tub/shower were....big hole and lots of rotten wood....
This is where there was a full row of cabinets and sink. A small bathroom but very functional for the space. I haven't seen the plans, but it apparently involves new shiny cabinets, glass shower enclosure and new toilet. Woo hoo!
My other big thing today was a whole string of meetings out at Coconut Island. This is where the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology is - you have to actually catch a boat out there, and when you get there it's all these rustic building and wild chickens running around, then you open the doors to the most fabulous molecular facilities you have ever seen! My meetings went really well, I met some super nice enthusiastic people I would love to do some work with, so we're going to try and string something together - looking at climate affects on coral eggs, sperm and babies, should be pretty cool. Just need to stick round Hawaii long enough to do it..........
Coconut Island. This is where the opening scenes of Giligans Island were shot. No kidding. And there are wild chickens! Sorry for the crummy photos, i forgot my camera again so these are phone taken. There are also giant military planes that practice touchdowns on the island, so it can be pretty noisy. But pretty cool huh.....
The view from the dock to get out to the island looking back into Kane'ohe and the mountains. It was a cloudy day today.