Sunday, June 11, 2006

Rain, Rain Go Away

It has been raining for what seems like months. I wonder if we'll ever get back to working on our building site. Our lake is much higher than Spring thaw levels, and our lawn and perennials ressemble a healthy section of rain forest. David Suzuki would be proud to see this healthy lake environment full of fish (and you can literally see catfish fins coming out of the water in our cove as they continue to spawn) and waterfowl.

Speaking of Suzuki, I had the pleasure of being a part of bringing him to Saint John for his book tour Friday night at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. We enjoyed a full house of ~1600 people of all different walks of life, and the crowd seemed thrilled to hear him tell tales of his seventy years on earth. He wrapped up with a rousing pitch to take action to curb our grotesque over-consumption of resources in Canada. We all know that's top of mind for Prime Minister Harper these days...right?

I continue to carry around an obese manilla file folder of quotes, drawings and notes on our house. We have signed on with Atlantic Post & Beam and are just waiting on the revised house plans. We've made a lot of changes and compromises, but we're still very excited about the design.


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