Originally Posted by FUNTOO
Finding an islander
to oversee her sounds ideal. I'd think that after Dorians mess, jobs there would still be scarce and one may even help a guy there get by. Especially on the northern bank somewhere like Grand or along the abaco
chain. Of course, air travel access would need to be considered.
Didn't realize how expensive dockage in NP was! But then again, there you have plenty of facilities and provisions at hand and can't beat the central location.
Perhaps placing a classified in a local publication may produce a "Shepard"?
The locals in the Abacos at least are all working as much as they possibly want doing rebuilding, I know several people routinely working 70 hour weeks. Much of the low cost migrant Haitian labor went away when the shanty towns were destroyed by Dorian and were not allowed to be rebuilt (or destroyed by the government
in some cases), and literally everything needed to be rebuilt, so there is a pretty significant labor shortage at the moment.
Also, getting to the Abacos isn't trivial. Delta
just started flying to Marsh Harbour from Atlanta which might help, but the MIA/FLL to Marsh Harbour flights are often full and never cheap
since they started post-Dorian. I would plan out several dummy trips over the next several weeks to get an idea of cost and availability to avoid unpleasant surprises here. Much easier if you have your own airplane, otherwise that last 80 miles is a lot harder than one might think.
I would highly recommend you spend a few days on a trip to the areas you're considering before you make any decisions. First, you'll be able to experience first-hand what things are like today, which I think would be of great benefit to you. Second, most arrangements of this type are made through meeting a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy and you can only find that by actually talking to folks there in-person.