Some of you may have noticed that for the past few months at Mississippi Wood Trader things have been a little bit different.
Some of you, however, may have noticed very little change, because Darwin has always been a bit like pinning jello to the wall, as I like to say.
Darwin has been difficult to get in touch with, some would venture to even say impossible. I have been answering the phone and the e-mails. Basically I’ve taken on the role of one said Darwin Crawford.
For the most part it has been flowing pretty smoothly. Sure there were a few bumps in the road and a handful of meltdowns here and there, but through all the hiccups Darwin and I learned a lot about each other and the business.
Bottom line changes have been made. The biggest change came when Darwin was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to co-host a television show on HGTV. Naturally, he jumped - practically leaped - at the opportunity.
Needless to say, Darwin stepped out of the lumber spotlight into a whole different spotlight. It was a quite the transition. I will be the first to admit that I was terrified of where that left me (and Praia), but I am happy to say that we came out relatively unscathed and if nothing else a whole lot wiser. Darwin has faired well albeit a bit sleep deprived, but who isn’t these days.
He gets to play with tools and boss people around all day long. While on film. It’s his dream come true. Next thing you know he will plotting his takeover of the entire channel. He has gotten to build some really amazing things, meet an awesome crew of people, and do what he does best: entertain.
I bring you all this news because as luck would have it, HGTV actually could put up with Darwin and the show he is a co-host on premiers for it’s second season THIS weekend.
The show is called Elbow Room and it will be on this Saturday (April 20) at 9am EST / 6am PST on HGTV. Please tune in and show your support. Set your DVRs, VCRs or whatever technology is doing these days. Spread the word and of course send us feedback of what you think!
I personally couldn’t be prouder or more excited for Darwin in his new venture.
Oh! Look for some of our products in the episodes and ya know, look for Darwin too…