We do provide a harness
I looked into linesman's boots but they are outrageously expensive. If I thought they would use them, I would buy a set. The trees all have notches cut in them for feet and the guys use bare feet to climb. Putting them in a boot would lose al tactile feel and I dont really think they would use them more than once or twice.
Its now the wet season so climbing coconut trees is reserved only for mornings when there is little wind and no rain for a few days - with the back to back typhoons hitting north of us, its been impossible to climb a tree for two weeks. We have received more than 12"of rain in the last three weeks. The normal rainfall for July is 14".
We located Bert but he could not give a valid reason as to why he left. I am going to insist he return the money he owes. He did sign a contract of employment so he is legally on the hook. Not a lot of money but I have had it with flakes.
Christopher is Dodong's brother in law - a relative of his sister by marriage and no relation to Ariel or Lillian so I am hoping he has some brains.
I expanded the search for Ompoy's replacement.
With the adoptions now in the hands of the US immigration, it could be as early as six months before we have to either succeed or close up.
If I was to close up, I could easily sell off all my breeders. I may look at the franchise option but honestly, if we cant breed ourselves, the interest in the business will diminish.
This all started as a crazy idea. It has gone way further than anybody could have ever expected. If we have to pull the plug, I have no regrets. We did the impossible.
Still, its not over until its over.
Edited by ozexpat - 7/9/15 at 9:29am