Happy times for the next week or so, I launched two sites yesterday, the RCMP Veterans Association Store and a stub page for Scott Morris Architects full site to come soon. I'm taking the next 5 days off to work on the house, next week Jo and I have our first appointment with the doctor in Peterborough. This is our temporary doctor, she's helping us only until the baby is born, then we're SOL. The doctor situation outside of Toronto is really bad.
Pete and Tina are in the house again, applying the final coat of plaster to the interior walls. We're mixing the plaster with white marble dust, it should look pretty cool. Another nice thing about working with Pete and Tina is the music. Music is delicate balancing act in the house, the trick is to find stuff that is enjoyable and good to work too, but doesn't offend my parents. They're pretty accepting of most light country, acid jazz, and light rock type music, and Paul Simon. We're starting to get a bit tired of those albums. So after my Dad left today we threw on the new White Stripes, Elephant, which seriously kicks ass. After that David Holmes' Bow Down to the Exit Sign. Both great albums to work with.
This week we also have one group of my parent's friends coming through on Friday and Joanne's whole family comes up to celebrate her birthday. Somehow I don't think we're going to get a bunch of work done those days.
Pete was saying that some of the straw bale house owners he knows have gotten so sick of the constant stream of visitors they have started charging admission. Another house only allows visits one day a month. I wondering if we're going to get that frustrated. We get about one visitor per weekend, usually neighbours, who we enjoy meeting, but occasionally we get strangers who've just heard of the house and are curious. Those people we're a bit less happy about. We've also learned that for most people, a No Tresspassing sign is pretty meaningless.