The fuel block BPOs are cooking nicely. They should be ready by the end of the night Tuesday. I finally got all my researchers able to remote research properly so I can sit them on the planets where they do PI (well in the stations in said systems anyways) and simply so the research remotely x numbers of jumps away. Rather convenient the system with the tower didn't have a good mix of planets.
One of the issues I'm going to have is that to get a "right mix" of planets to do long term gantry production, I'll need 4 characters doing PI. With that I can pump out a gantry and it's upgrade parts in about 8-9 days. Another option would be to go to full on production planets and buy the P1's off the market. But that would take some serious isk investment on anything I have on the market on sale. Then I figure I could get a gantry done every 2 days on a single character. If I had a spare 500mil or so I might consider it if it was profitable (it probably is at this point).
The good thing is that I'm effectively self sufficient as far as gantry BPCs go. the cheap first day BPCs seem to have disappeared from the market and they are climbing up in price as the mineral market recovers from the tornado that was the Tier 3 BC storm (bad pun, I know, bad Let, bad!).
Meanwhile I re-stocked up my mineral bunker (depleted from the BC manufacturing runs) and still need to get 400mil to get to the 1bil price point I set myself as an objective before buying my carrier. Once I get that I'll want to stoke it up above 1bil before buying a pile of PvP ships. And then one more time before before I consider myself ready to head back to 0.0. If I'm still in corp by then. I'm not entirely sure that I will be. My CEO seems to be ok with my rebuild and prepare in empire plan. The alliance leadership may be less so. But it's the difference between being effective and not so...
5 hours ago