Some of the construction work is wonderfully loud. Our building shakes as heavy equipment pours concrete, dumps fill, drills through concrete, and places beams. The air echoes with the rumble of trucks and cranes and backhoes. Whenever we hear a particularly intriguing construction sound, we race outside to check out the progress. It’s an exciting time to be at the National Marine Life Center.
Other construction work sneaks up on us. The other day I stepped outside to take a break from my computer and peek in on the construction. All of a sudden I noticed – WE HAVE DOORS! Somehow that small step seemed like a tremendous leap forward. In just a few short months, we will be opening those doors to a stranded, cold-stunned turtle. Or two or more. In just a few short months, we will be a true marine animal hospital. In just a few short months, our dreams will begin to be realized.