New Aquarium in Arizona !

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Had an absolutely terrible last week. Unfortunately, I had to let go two of the most talented people I have run across, and it is all due to funding. Sometimes, I just hate the system.

Off to work again tomorrow, and will have some more photos up soon. Just plain depressed right now.

Yes, I know, projects often take a turn for the south in stride, and you just have to get through it by sheer determination. I just thought I had found the perfect combination, and I screwed up.

Sigh.
 

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sorry to hear it. It's really rough to be the guy on either side of the "let go, no hard feelings," really.
 

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Well, I did resolve things with Rick, though Jocelyn is understandably p.o.'d.

Work proceeds in cramped quarters:

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and Rick is off and running in his now multi-coloured shorts:

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Was supposed to work yesterday and today out there...running a 102 fever, and can't see out of my left eye. I guess it would make for some interesting painting, though.
 

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With my temperature down to 99, it was indeed time to get back to work...in a bizarre way.
Rick has been hammering away at the tanks on his own while I puked at home, and has made some serious headway, finishing off two tanks.
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...as well as putting on the primer coat on the two story "Mayan" tank:

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So, here we are...7 pm, and a major league dust storm rolls in. I mean MAJOR ! I am still spitting sand out of my mouth from my race to the parking lot to close the windows of my car.

After a week of not painting, I was "in the zone", and making some really big strides in the croc tank, when, bam. Power goes out. Try stumbling around a winding exhibit in the dark sometime...echo location works the best. Rick found the plans, but we couldn't find the major fuse locations on it:

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I called the head of the project, and was told to "head to building B, and look for the generator turn on switch" Shades of Jurassic Park. After making raptor noises for a while, and stumbling around in the pitch dark for a while, we decided to bag the evening and head home:

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Had a great night, finished off some of the logs in the croc tank:

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Much more work on the flume tank, including some spiderman antics by Rick:

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I even did something!

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Progress also continues on the Mayan exhibit, though now it has an extra hat:

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I tried to talk him into letting rip his heart out, but he said no.

More work on the rocks!!

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