Wednesday, January 7, 2009
It's a media event......
As momentum builds....electric ditch.....well-drilling.....dirt smoothing....plans to move the containers to the site.....crane-booking to hoist them up to the piers.....a frenzy of activity in my otherwise predictable life.....I determined that this was definitely news-worthy, by any standards. This was a media event. I checked with theworkshop 308, they said to go ahead, and I typed up a press release and sent it out to television stations and some newspapers; Jason added a rendering and some photos, and I sent it out again. No one else around here, that I know of, is building a house from shipping containers. And when that crane arrives tomorrow and starts lifting them up and placing them on the concrete piers, now that will be something to see. It's not exactly TIME or NEWSWEEK, but it's not your everyday Shriner parade either.
It will be interesting to see if anyone else shows up, but a very nice person from The News-Leader called today to say that she would sure be there and hopes to get a picture of a container swinging from the crane as it is put into place; and I heard that KSPR may be in attendance.
Yesterday it was Carharts and muddy boots.....tomorrow it's power suits and pumps. My career as the world's oldest living truant officer may be coming to an end. I may be Webster County's newest media "personality". Whooee.