Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Morning Report, 20080715tu0650

I want to welcome new visitors to my photo journal. Normally my online journal and live feed of photos is used by my family, friends, colleagues, and clients to check in on how/where I am and what I'm up to. This month, I'm traveling with Jay Shafer for the Border to Border Tour. So, I know there will be many small house enthusiasts checking in as well. Welcome to you.

We arrived in Canada last night at about 11:00 PM and were greeted by a group of people applauding us as we drove Jay's home from the ferry onto Canadian soil.

We held a starlight open house that was attended by about a dozen eager guests. Despite the small size of Jay's home, the tour took about an hour. There were many good questions about the home's design, construction, and use. Since I've lived in one of Jay's homes for about 5 years, I was able to share some of my experiences with the group. It was a really nice gathering.

Fortunately, once the open house event concluded for the evening, we were able to find parking on the street in front of the ferry entrance. That made our 5:00 AM ckeck-in with U.S. Immigration and Customs more manageable.

After about four hours of sleep, we woke and got in the line for boarding which was already forming. In line getting tickets, shortly after 5:00 AM, two more people who had traveled to see the home met with Jay, hoping to get a look at the house. So, Jay graciously gave
them the tour.

Since Friday night, I've had about 12 hours of sleep. I didn't get any sleep from Saturday morning to Sunday night. Even so, I'm feeling good. I hope to get a full night of sleep tonight. I had a very enjoyable run yesterday, and the people I've met on the tour so far have been really nice.

As I finish writing this morning's update, it is 7:19 AM, and we are approaching the U.S. shoreline. I'll sign off for now and check back a little later in the morning.

~ Gregory