Colson: Thanks, Nancy. Thanks for inviting me. And congrats on being the Chanticleer Reviews Blue Ribbon 2012 First Place category winner! Did I get all that right? I actually wrote it all down right here. (laughing) It’s good to get out of the North Carolina summer heat into some air-conditioning. Ninety-two today!
Nancy: And how! Thanks for the kind words! I never thought about this before, but what do you construction guys do in case of, pop-up thunderstorms or intense heat?
Colson: Gotta love those storms, actually. Depends on how far along construction is. At Nardi Point there was any number of homes in progress. If we were framing, without a roof, well we’d run for the trucks for shelter. Especially so for the severe weather storms with lightning and high winds. Or, we’d move to a home with a roof and work on some interior features.
Nancy: See, the things you never know. Now, you are a Native Carolinian?
Colson: Yes, indeed. Been around these parts all my life. Went to State and just didn’t want to leave afer graduation. Couldn’t have been better timing. The construction industry was booming right then.
Nancy: Hmmm. You joined the Matt Holt organization right off about that time?
Colson: Yeah. Matt. His rep and prestige in these parts were golden. I’m pretty good with people, but Matt? Guess he fooled me, being an older man and all. That was tough and a real learning experience I can tell you that.
Nancy: Bet it was. What about Laurinda? (Folks you’ve got to see this guy with the biggest smile on his face right now …)
Colson: Laurinda, Laurinda. Thought she’d be one of those snooty out-of-state, know-it-all types. As it was, she did bring in all these philosophical issues after we encountered the potsherds on her building site. Again I was wrong, eh? She made me see things in such a different way.
Nancy: And Annabel took a liking to her, too?
Colson: Oh, Annabel LOVES Laurinda. When I see them together the difference in their looks is amazing … Annabel curly blond and Laurinda a striking brunette. They look so beautiful together. Laurinda’s made such an impression on my little girl.
Nancy: I wanted to ask if you’ve seen Dan Riser lately? He came by several weeks ago for a visit.
Colson: Dan? What a mess. No, I haven’t seen him and it really doesn’t make any difference to me now.
Nancy: He looked and sounded like he was sorry for how he treated Laurinda. Almost like there could still be something there for her.
Colson: Yeah, well that’s not going to happen. We make our lives, either purposefully or by letting the life fall where it may. I guess that’s something else I learned from Laurinda. (laughing)
Nancy: I know you have to get back to your office. I appreciate you stopping by and chatting with us.
Colson: You’re welcome!
Nancy: Though Colson has to leave, he’s promised to answer any questions you may have. Just add a comment and I’m sure he’ll answer!