16th April 2022 – Since the Watergeus is still my ship, since I have a lot of friends and since it was nice weather: I decided to have a party on the Watergeus, like in the old days. It was great!
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15th April 2022 – I want to work with movies and digital content for the new exhibition. Therefore, I need to pull new electricity in the Library. This is also the right time for changing the temporary construction I made some years ago.
14th April 2022 – Half of the exterior of the ship was cleaned today. Some more flags are now on the gangway and I got a little further working on the new exhibition.
12th April 2022 – There are new flags on Tordino. After the last couple of storms, most of them were gone.
I did some scanning in the evening until my parents arrived to lower a model aboard the ship. The model is so heavy we needed three people to get it aboard.
10th April 2022 – Today I drove to the Netherlands to pick up four models, two tugs and two barges.
In the evening I loaded them aboard, they got a label and are ready for the first visitors tomorrow.
9th April 2022 – I started in the Library removing the old exhibition that lasted for nearly four years. Now it is time for a new one, one about the old wooden barges. I mounted two nu cupboards from Ikea and started building the new expo.
5th April 2022 – When In started converting Tordino, I had a small workshop at the end of the ship. On top of the workshop were two watertanks. The idea then was to have a bar at the end of the ship and therefore I needed water. The bar became a library, the watert tanks were removed for storage and now the workshop is being turned into a server room.
4th April 2022 – I have eight little masts on the gangway. There are mounted with plastic straps. Every storm I lose a few of these masts. Neighbours, friends or colleagues find them back in the water and drop them off aboard. I now mounted metal straps. Let’s see if it holds now…
In the evening I continued scanning books.
3rd April 2022 – I was surprised to see how many book covers I still need to scan. Making progress, but slowly….
2nd April 2022 – Another day of scanning books. My idea was to keep the library closed when I open the museum in a few weeks, but people like to see the models stored in the library. I will try to sort out the books I received last year and in January. I will need to do a lot of scanning and sorting out…
31st March 2022 – With the nearly daily growing collection of books and documents, I extended the storage in the library.
30th March 2022 – Another 54 books and old inland maps were scanned today. I want the library to be clean when we open on 16th April 2022.
28th March 2022 – The last of my servers, the one with all the pictures I’ve taken since the beginning of my boat passion was moved today. Since it still has traditional hard drives, it had to be moved carefully. It is now up and running aboard Tordino. For the people who think I’m old fashioned, I do have a backup in the cloud.
27th March 2022 – The work on Tordino continues. I cleaned the entrance of the ship. The tools for working on the Stern and new packages with books were stored around the steps. There was barely any room to walk around. In the evening I scanned books in the library. Sorting out the Library will be the next big job. I can’t wait to open for the public.
24th March 2022 – It was a busy afternoon. A lot of small jobs have been done, but there is still a lot that needs doing! I cleaned the concrete talud, wiped the gangways, mounted the flag posts, moved some cupboards in the hold, removed old content and replaced it with new one, etc…
A lot more needs doing but that is a job for Sunday!