My work takes me into people's home, and enjoying hours long periods of time where we not only design their kitchen, but get to know one another a bit. When I worked in Arlington, I met quite a few "Foreign Service" employees coming back home after years long postings over-seas. They had rented their homes out for years, and needed real work. Rumors have it that a few of these "Foreign Service" folks are really OGA, or "Other Governmental Agency", like CIA and such. One customer was a male a bit younger than I, with fresh, healing facial wounds. He was fit, and not very big. He was only home for a few months, just long enough to get his condo on the market and let his wounds heal, before he headed back over-seas. I have a strong feeling that particualr gentleman did not negotiate trade policies. I'm currently working with a couple about 15 years or so older than I. They live in (and work from) a home built in 1800, that they purchased and had disassembled, shipped from a location in southern Virginia, and reassembled at it's current location. The original parts of this home have 12' ceilings (helped with heat before air-con), and doors I have to duck to get through. Each nail was made by hand, so all of the exposed nail heads are different. Almost every major part of the home is original to 1800, and completely fascinating. The doors (both interior and exterior) are especially fascinating, with how they were made and finished. I have many pictures, but it wouldn't be appropriate to post them without their permission. We have been working for a bit to get their project designed, and are pretty much ready to wrap things up. We were scheduled to finalize things today, but she had to jump on a plane for Jordan, so we had to postpone things. What's she doing in Jordan? Dunno, didn't ask. Could be nothing special, could be something very interesting. Hell, she might work for a gas company for all I know. She could also be getting ready to go all "Sky Fall" on someone's ass. Interesting people and homes. I kinda like my work every now and again.