Big City Lesson Number...Well, I Lost Count
February 20, 2004
That seemed like quite a bit of money to place a small classified ad (see below) for my apartment. I wrestled with it a bit longer but finally gave into the salesperson on the phone from The Gazette, the major english newspaper in Montréal. It was Tuesday and the ad was set to begin the next day and run for a total of eight days. "Eight days for 70 bucks," I kept thinking. it just didn't ad up to me.
And then wednesday came.
The phone rang just after 8 a.m. and has not stopped now for three days. I have averaged around ten to fifteen calls a day since wednesday, and they all begin with something similar to, "Yes I am calling about the four and a half, is heating included?"
The lesson: You ain't in no small town no more, boy (triple negative mine). The Gazette is not just something people use to line bird cages and start up their fireplaces. After doing a little research I discovered that The Gazette has a circulation of almost a million readers a day, not too shabby and well worth the price.
Alive and Kicking
February 18, 2004
Yes, I know. I haven't written in forever and you want your money back. This page gently slid to the bottom half of the priorities list as February shifted into high gear. I know some of you were worried I was face down in the snow somewhere. Sorry eh..
But there is good news to report. After pouring over every newspaper in Montréal until our fingertips were black, Nora and I have found an apartment to live in post-wedding. Our challenge was to find something close enough to her store so she could walk and not spend our entire paychecks on it. We were very lucky to find something less than a block from the store and we are thrilled with it. I will move down April 1st to get set up if all goes well. We also continue with wedding plans and I promise a new web page devoted to that very soon.
Other than that, my time has been filled with several projects for both the CCSB and bradleyboy including a 10-year anniversary video for Ripley's Believe It or Not Branson, a new bradleyboy home page (coming soon), a video project for the Missouri Baptist Convention, and various other web projects. More to come...