I feel that I have to blog just to keep up to date with it. Not a lot is going on. Well actually a lot is going on but nothing really blog worthy.
Doug has been working. He is working for our son-in-law Mike who is in the movie industry. I explain his business that way because it's rather difficult to explain what it is he does if you don't know the industry. About fourteen years ago when our daughter Nicole and Mike were living in our basement suite, Mike was an apprentice grip.
|Mike and Nicole|
So Mike came home with this "pinched" flag and wanted Doug to help him take it apart and figure out how to make them. Long story short - 14 years later - he has three businesses (two here in Vancouver and one in Toronto) making these flags and just about everything else. Another example. We were in the shop the other day and there was this very pretty model who was being measured to a spandex suit so that they could make her a lizard. You all saw Avatar - that's the idea.
He is very, very successful. Our daughter Nicole runs the accounting end and Mike does the leg work. They went from one old treadle sewing machine in our barn to having 20 employees and contracts all over the world. He recently supplied Ang Lee who was making the movie - Life of Pi - in Taiwan. The production company needed another small bit and rather than have it shipped, customs and paperwork, they paid to have Mike fly over with it. Cool - 4 days in Taiwan and he got to meet Ang Lee.
So what does Doug do, well a little of this and a lot of that. Doug is also doing lots of finishing work on the house they have in East Vancouver. As we speak he is staining the siding for the garage.
I hope you found this interesting. We are very proud of them.