Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dredge (and Rainey) Report, Building Construction, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Today, Timmy was occupied with Bruce Reid (NAS) who was at Rainey to take pictures of birds at NFWF projects, so Karen towed the Avocet down and launched from the public landing at Intracoastal City. Karen’s … Continue reading

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Dredging postponed for a couple of weeks

Tropical Storm Lee did some wind damage to the tarp on the dredge, and extreme water levels picked up the dredge and put it ontop of the dredge hose. Until this can be corrected, dredging is postponed. (See report on … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report, Building Construction, September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Broussard Brothers finished control structures at the Goose Pond Finished outside of pump house Crew helped get big building started Last week, Timmy and I managed to get the floor platform up … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report, Building Construction, September 15, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Before the sun rose, Timmy left to be at the dock for 7am to pick up a group of people that had volunteered to help with the big building. While he was gone, I packed up … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report, Building Construction, September 14, 2011

Wednesday,  September 14, 2011 Before dawn, we rode down to the Goose Pond to see what wading birds were about. The herons and egrets were just beginning to move about, and two flocks of roseatte spoonbills passed over us leaving … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report, Building Construction, September 16, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Karen started her day sitting in a Subaru dealership in Lafayette for major service that took 7 hours. On the way to the dock that afternoon, I stopped at Stine’s in Abbeville to pick up a … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report

Friday, September 9, 2011 Timmy and Karen resumed construction of the storage building right after sunrise. We had to move paneling and sheetrock, all the fittings, roof joists, door and trim to get to the last floor section. Timmy pulled … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report Post Tropical Storm Lee, September 09, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011 Summary of accomplishments: Tropical Storm Lee impact assessment of both sites Dissembled stack for shop building and successfully constructed floor platform Tropical storm Lee came ashore on Saturday, September 3rd, and the storm center sat over … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report

Thursday, September 8, 2011 We awoke early as usual to watch flocks of herons and egrets pass over along with a few roseate spoonbills before the sun rose. Kingfishers chattered while chasing each other to establish their winter territories. A … Continue reading

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Dredge (and Rainey) Report, September 07, 2011

Wednesday, September  7, 2011 Karen met Timmy at Stine’s in Abbeville at 7:30 to pick up more cement and 2x10s for second building (shop). Back at the Rainey headquarters, we finished setting posts for the second building, then installed the … Continue reading

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