Sunday, August 13, 2006
When my friend Jenny and I drove across the country back in 1996, I hopped out in Salt Lake City, she continued on to Seattle where she has more-or-less remained since. You learn a lot about a person when you drive across the country with them. I learned that Jenny has great resolve and humour in the face of potential disaster. Case in point: the night in Kansas when we had to abandon our campsite to seek shelter in the men's toilet of a campground to escape the threat of a tornado. Jenny had the wits about her to ask the older couple in the stall next to us to take our picture to commemorate the sheer ridiculousness of our predicament. So i shouldn't be surprised that she was able to withstand the grueling strain of a 6 year remodel on the Seattle home she shares with her beau, Rob. And i am pleased to see that the Seattle Times also recognized this amazing feat by doing a story on them for their home and garden insert called Digs. I just love the pic of her on the cover holding the drill. The article paints a very good picture of the pitfalls and landmines they had to face. I'm so proud of her. Also, there is a good side bar on how to tackle a remodel without trashing a relationship.