House Remodel... Photo Update.
These are some updated photos of the cabin. Coming along quite nicely now.
Try to have some vision when looking at these...... I know that all the walls are open, but if you squint, you can just picture these images with nice, steril, gypsum wall-board over them. Of course, all the beams stay exposed.
Dress the Part...
Yesterday - apparently - Pat sent out an email reminding everyone to dress smart for the in-house presentation that was taking place at our office: SuSo Seattle.
Needless to say, I did not get the memo... in fact, my personal dress code of late has gone significantly downhill. Not by any premeditated fashion, but because I have been working on the house after office hours everyday, I've found myself cutting back on the normal glitz-glam-bling that I bring to the office by habit. Its almost as if the crudded labor of remodeling has influenced my daily work attire..... and I have been looking lamer and lamer everyday.
This is a pretty dumb blog post... but I felt like a dumb guy today -- the VP who has to hide in his office because he is wearing jeans and a work shirt.
I've now been to Quebec several times. I'm sorta like a "regular". But every time I'm there, I'm more shocked by the microcosm culture than the last time. Having done a lot of traveling, I can confidently say that in a room of 200 people - no matter where you are in the world - having only 2 English speakers is a rare occurrence.
I'm not talking about native English speakers... no, I'm talking about people who learned English in school, and know it well enough to converse. Clearly, I'm in the wrong... assuming/traveling to a place where the native language is not English. It's a shame and a personal disappointed that I don't speak better French. But, I'm just trying to point out how hard and effectively the Quebecois have chosen to pursue this angle of cultural preservation.... by not submitting to learning the dominant language of their surrounding neighbors. "incroyable et frustation".
All-in-all.... I always have a great time. Tough, dificil, but great. French-Canadian homecookin' and a few days on the farms overlooking the Fleuve St. Laurent. It's wonderful.
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