Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Local Celebrity ...

After four days of hard work (plastering is hard work, even for the person who mixes the plaster), we took a day of rest, with sleeping in and lollygagging. Alright, I still got up (considerably) early, and did a little bit of work this morning.

We decided to stop by our friends at the Tuthilltown Grist Mill, who are turning it into an Italian Steak House. They are in the same boat as we are in, terms of problems with authorities, and such. They are slightly behind us from a renovation perspective, but they should open next Spring as well.

On the way back we stopped by HiHo Market, and chatted with Heidi for a while. If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, or even if, you want to go there. Just wander around, and discover all the secrets that are hidden in plain sight. We came across a nice children's tea set, which made me wonder why E! and I had to go all the way to Germany to get one for our niece (ok, so we happened to be in Germany already).

Not having much in the fridge, we decided to get Chinese carry-out (yes, Jerry, the greasy kind, but once in a while that's just what our souls need, but we'll go back to Pure City soon). While standing in line, a woman in front of us picked up her carry-out, turned, went past us, turned again, and "Are you the guys, who are fixing up Gunk Haus? I love what you're doing, it looks great!".

This isn't unusual, and happens quite frequently. We have gotten somewhat used to it. I guess this is how celebrities must feel like. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, in fact I am happy, because it shows that people appreciate what we do, and it makes it easier to get up in the morning and get to work (which can be really hard sometimes).

Dirk

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Hey we agree and we can't tell you enough! We love what you are doing! James and I are your biggest fans and will come down there with pom-poms and cheerleading outfits (I think James would be really becoming in one...) if we thought that would bring the sausage and beer on quicker.

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