Well after the last five weeks of very little work going on at THE HOUSE, I stopped by this afternoon and the stucco crew is hard at work. They've nearly finished the base coat on the garden walls and the front wall of the house. They'll do the monitor and back wall, and then they can apply the colored stucco. It will be a dark ivory color on the house walls, and a tan with a hint of green for the garden walls.
I also met the new carpenter and drywall team. They'll be starting tomorrow, I believe, and will be doing as much of the remaining framing and drywall as they can before close-up inspection. I also have a new electrician, since the first one had started becoming unreliable. The new one will start tomorrow as well.
Hopefully I'll see some more changes by the time I get back!
I'm not sure if I'll get the chance to post before I fly tomorrow, so I shall leave you with The World's Funniest Joke.
In a year-long experiment called LaughLab, a British psychology professor asked thousands of people around the world to rate the humor value of a list of jokes; they could also add their own favorites.
In December, Richard Wiseman and his associates announced the front-runner, a hoary old gag involving fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson. But in the final tally of some 2 million votes for 40,000 jokes, announced Thursday, a new joke emerged as a round-the-world rib-tickler:
"A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head.
"The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: 'My friend is dead! What can I do?'
"The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: 'Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.'
"There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: 'OK, now what?'"
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Quote du jour:
"A good joke is not an invention, but a discovery."
-- E. H. Gombrich (1819 - 1880) English novelist
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