The boat they have been working on since we first moved to the island is taking shape. It looks to be another freighter that could be used for shipping freight between islands.
The ferry has cut down the number of times it crosses to Saipan. Now there is one voyage a day to Saipan, at 1pm, and one return trip, at 5pm. If you miss the boat, you are out of luck until the next day.
This small store that has sit idle for years is being worked on. Men were removing the old corrugated metal roof, and will install a new metal roof. This could only mean one thing--someone is going to use the building for something--perhaps a new store or restaurant?
All in all life on Tinian doesn't change a lot, or quickly, just slow island life.