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The commute home yesterday was a right bitch. The business moved five miles, but the new location is on the other side of both 62 and 169 which are both parking lots during rush hour. I ended up taking back roads home and it took me an hour. Something that I need to consider is riding my bike-- it probably wouldn't take much longer, and it would save on gas (not to mention the exercise aspect).

I definitely won't be buying a house nearby. Not that the houses aren't nice and all, but deer-in-the-headlights prices. Even apartment rentals are higher than industrial spaces: 1,615 sq. ft starting at $2,460. Most industrial leases are around $1 per square foot, though there is certainly some leeway. House prices are in the half-million-dollar range.

There is a bio-lab on the premises, complete with a biohazard warning, access lockouts, and a sterile containment vessel. It's a little bit freaky, though it does make me want to figure out a way to make "fake" stainless steel by painting (for set design, don'cha know). I'm thinking something like a Krylon mirror paint followed by dry-brushing while it's still wet might do it.

Happy Happy Joy Joy.


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Mar. 15th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
A quick and dirty trick I use that seems to work, Black liquid shoe polish, use like an antiquing glaze
Mar. 15th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if a flat black latex undercoat would work with dry-brushing chrome over it. Less chance of rubbing off with contact.

Sometime I'll actually have to try. :)
Mar. 15th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
Now you understand why I hated that commute... and I had to go farther east than you did.
Mar. 15th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
It's like there's no good way to get there from here, short of the freeways. I'm going to try a different route tonight.

The thought about riding the bike is kinda fun though. I can take the state trail on the old railroad tracks well into Hopkins before I have to cut south. I'll need to work up to it and all, but pretty sure I need to try.

And the new office has a shower just for that reason, BTW.
Mar. 15th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, and our program manager lives in Stillwater. I have to think he's partly insane. Of course, he did work for 3M...
Mar. 15th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
I don't understand those people.
Mar. 15th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Microsoft Project as a Way of Life.
Mar. 15th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Good god.
Mar. 16th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Gotta love a place with a bio-lab! Mmmmmm .... zombies .... just like mom used to make!
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