Tiger Woods and sleeping in cars

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way.” – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was… the best of times? We’ve had a great week. The house made the front page of the front page of the Oregonian on Friday, right under a picture of Tiger Woods. You know you’ve hit it big when you’re right under Tiger.

Dustin and Garrett have become celebrities of sorts — someone even approached them in the grocery store to ask them if they were the ones in the paper. The article had two great pictures of Dustin and Garrett — I’ve no doubt they’ll soon develop female groupies who will follow them around. There were also a few pictures of the house plans, based on the lovely pictures of the house Garrett and Dustin made, which are now on the website.You can read the web article here, although, sadly, it doesn’t have any pictures.

Gail Hill was the reporter, and she did a great job — she says she’ll check up once a month or so and do another article on the progress of the house.The article generated a lot of traffic on the web site and many emails. I even have a friend I know through my blog who said she overheard her boss talking about the house; it seems the whole building community is talking about it. We’re all hoping that this press brings in donations, sponsors, and even people in the community volunteering labor.Dustin and Garrett were planning to attend the “Living Future” conference in Vancouver, BC, just to network and observe; after the article, they were called and invited to present! They somehow managed to drive from Portland to Vancouver in one shot, sleep in the back of a pick-up truck, and present “15 Minutes of Brilliance.” It’s been an exciting week, and we hope things don’t die down, but keep going with the same momentum.

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