At the end of 1983 I left my teaching position at the college in Canandaigua to start my software business.
And today I met two friends and former colleagues at a restaurant on the lake for lunch and a lovely reunion and visit.
Lakeshore Boulevard and the whole general area has undergone major changes in the ensuing years. Nolan's used to be Kellogg's, which was a family-run business for many years, and we ate there often. (Bill still remembers their shrimp salad with much fondness.)
Kershaw Park has had major upgrades, including a large new bathhouse to serve the beach area. Of course, Roseland Amusement Park was there long ago and has been converted to town houses with a large resort hotel and condo development approved and due to start construction soon.
A new highway with fancy street lights and a median upgrades the area, where old restaurants and a mobile home park have been removed. The now vacant acreage awaits further development.
The studio was built by New Energy Works (Timberframers, Housewrights & Joiners) as an addition to the west end of our existing house. The timberframe structure is 23 x 33' and was built using reclaimed douglas fir timbers. The interior cabinetry was made from reclaimed rustic beech, and the countertops
from Australian Jarrah wood. The construction started in April, and we moved into the studio in August 2007.