Loading Days’ Day 1 was really yesterday, but I was too tired after it to post!

Steps to a successful loading day:

STEP 1) The week before, stack all the things you need in a few places. Because you’re guaranteed to forget things otherwise (and maybe anyways).

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STEP 2) On loading day, rent a big truck and load all the goods with your lab mates.

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(this photo was totally not staged I promise).

STEP 3) Get to the boat for the first time, be a little overwhelmed by how large it is, how many decks there are, and how much you have to load on to it.

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STEP 4) Admire all the empty lab space.

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STEP 5) Immediately fill it with every box imaginable, in no logical order, as they get craned off the trucks.

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STEP 6) Spend the rest of the day slowly building some order out of the chaos, and figuring out how you’re going to work in the space for the next 24 days.

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STEP 0, STEP 7, AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN) Coffee.

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