Chris Brown heard that episode and wrote me to say he'd paint the studio for free. Chris is a professional painter and long-time fan of Toronto Mike'd, and he explained that he wanted to be the official painter of the podcast.
I took Chris up on his generous offer, and quickly learned that Chris isn't only skilled at his craft, but he's a sweetheart. He'd greet me each morning at 8:30 with a couple of coffees and we'd chat about the Leafs, the Tragically Hip, our daughters (we both have a 14 year old daughter) and the podcast. I so enjoyed hanging around Chris and thought his work was so good, I hired him to paint my main floor.
Yesterday, Chris finished the work. It looks amazing, and now I miss him. If you need any painting done, call him at 416-220-2430 or write him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's a few shots of the studio I took this morning.