Sunday, November 8, 2009

Long Time No See

Alright, I don't want to hear it. It's been eight months, and I haven't written a word. I am no longer in Germany. I had an amazing time there, and all of the wonderful people I got to know there need to come and see me here very soon. If any of them are reading this. You know who you are. In case you're just following the blog, and don't know me, I got the German driver's license. It was an ordeal, but in the end, I've got a license recognized the world over as meaning you really can drive. So I'm happy.

Now I'm on stage 2 of post-college life. Which is apparently (for me) live back at home and work with my parents all day. So I've become the estimating department at my father's construction company. I learned how to do it all on paper, but now it's been pretty much all digital for a while. So I spend my days drawing lines and boxes over drawings by architects that I almost always end up hating. There has been the occasional architect who was able to explain to me what he wants to build in visual form on a few pieces of digital paper, but more often than not a good amount of "interpretation" is needed. I also do a lot of number-crunching, figuring out what everything should cost once I've decided how much work there is to do. I can't say I'm too fantastic at that, not having done any of this since I was ten, but I have help, so that works out alright. I love finding all the little details hidden in the plans, and I certainly keep busy correcting spelling mistakes and the like in my head. I swear, I would do it on the prints themselves if the software I use would let me. I blame my mother on that one...

'Til next time...

4 comments:

Michael said...

du solltest öfters schreiben...
und ja, jetzt bist du ein guter Autofahrer, so wie ich... :)

Michael said...

immer noch nichts neues...

Michael said...

und, immer noch nichts neues??? über deine Geburtstagsparty vielleicht??

olga d said...

you iz back!