The main part of the living quarters at Casey is 25 years old and, unsurprisingly, a few renovations are in order. This winter part of the work program includes repainting and resealing bathrooms and replacing floor coverings in some of the hallways and bedrooms. These jobs fall to the wintering carpenter, Dan.
This week Dan made a start on the bathrooms in Huskies’ Hollow and The Bronx, two of the hallways on the top floor of the Red Shed. Not accidentally, the doctor, Sheri, lives in one of these hallways and is very excited about getting a bathroom renovation. Quite a few people on station are concerned about how Sheri will take it when she finds that the ‘reno’ involves some paint and silicon rather than a full gutting and fitout with gold taps and a spa. We will just have to nurse her through that realisation.
The station leader, Mark H, offered to help Dan for a few days but, being dubious about his skills, Dan made sure Mark started on his own bathroom rather than in someone else’s. After the first day, Dan further suggested that maybe Mark could just paint his bedroom.
This isn’t a quick job, but at this time of year working inside isn’t such a bad option. Who knows? Dan may even get some useful help before he is finished.