Social Construction Holiday

Every year, the last two week of July are a “construction holiday” in Quebec, and lots of businesses close down. It’s a great idea once you get used to it, and it’s a good time to vacate yourself, that is, if you’re not trying to write a book, complete a real estate transaction, and are getting ready to move. Actually, if it was just the book, I’d be out of here.

Things have been quiet on the blog but noisy around here. In addition to all the usual excitement, our friend Kevin (one third of Destiny’s Rentschler) came to town for close to a week and much fun was had by all. We rented a guitar for $20 (I can’t believe how cheap it is to rent a decent electric guitar for a week) and wrote a new song, which is almost mixed. I’ll post it when it’s done.

We are also in the process of putting our apartment up for rent. Since we’re breaking the lease, it’s up to us to find a replacement, and so all the ads are going out. I’ve created a webpage, and so locals, if you know someone who wants a huge, cool place, please let them know: Malcolm Gladwell says these things work best as friend-of-a-friend sort of deals, so maybe the blog will work better than the classifieds we are placing. We’ll add more pictures of the place in the next couple days.

The third anniversary of our arrival also quietly passed this week, and I may have more to say about that as we get to the blog’s third anniversary. But that will have to wait until the end of the summer. Now, back to your irregularly scheduled programming.