Thursday, November 04, 2004


tastingroom, originally uploaded by seamonkeylifeboat.

We've been in Nashik working on the tasting room. I say working but we're not allowed to actually make or even help move anything, which is frustrating for both of us. Our job here consists of a barter-like exchange of ideas and stubbornness with the building contractor over our design and how he wants to build it. Andy having built furniture and both of us having some sort of construction experience probably makes us more difficult for this man as we're rarely willing to accept his constant appraisal of, "this is impossible." Each day we change designs slightly to make construction easier or take stands and insist on details remaining as per our drawings. It's a constant wrestle of stubbornness on both sides - but equally both sides are not only compromising but really concentrating on figuring out different ways to accomplish difficult tasks. It's a good relationship, I think. We've made a lot of progress.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hooray laurel & andy for practicing the dying art of diplomacy


8:18 AM  

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