Before we left town I was contacted by Runner's World Magazine regarding my post about doing the Human Race 10K virtually, alone, in Olive Branch. WOW! I received an e-mail, and then a phonecall. I was asked about why I chose to participate alone, etc., to which I replied that a) there was not a sanctioned Human Race 10K in a city near me, and b) I do not own a Nike Plus gizmo. But I wanted to be a part of the worldwide running community... so I just did it on my own. And I plugged the Worldwide Half Marathon as my history/incentive to do so -- you know, the whole sense of community thing. We spoke for about 8 minutes. If (and that is a BIG if) my short blurb will be published, it'll be in the December issue. WOW! I was honored.
So, we're in Little Rock. The biggest, both in size and budget, project I've ever worked on had its grand opening today. Here is its website: www.mosaictemplarscenter.com Long story short: historic building burned and we recreated it (yet with modern building codes and construction, yet it looks almost identical to the original). It is now a museum, offices for the Dept. of Arkansas Heritage, AND a grand ballroom space.
This is the original pediment from over the original entry (it was salvaged and is now a part of the museum).
This was quite the event! We attended a "thanks to everyone who was involved in the project" breakfast at 9 AM. But before that, I met with a fellow Licensed Architect at 6:30 AM about potential work (which I scored!)
I gave Chasen the grand tour, and then there was a dedication ceremony at 11 AM (which lasted an hour) and the ribbon cutting was at noon. After all that standing (and lunch) I needed a nap. I zonked out for three hours! Now I must rest up for my run with Gabrielle in the morning. It will be so nice to meet a fellow blogger!