Ok. So can we revisit the new Rod house? There are a few things I’ve been mulling over:
1. My significant other lives near Wooster. I looked up the new Rod house on Zillow (based on the info here and other places) and it’s not a far drive from his home. Close enough that when I’m there, it’s a pretty good chance we will run into them at the store or a local “good” Olive Garden. WHYYYYYYYY?!?!
2. In my profession I work closely with printers. I frequently visit print shops of all sizes and volumes. There is a definite...odor. Shrek has a small offset press, one that requires the use of ink (not toner, as in a desktop printer you may have in your home). If you have never had the pleasure of smelling offset ink, it’s, well, reminiscent of the smell of those old black permanent markers. Only stronger. The kind of smell that permeates everything and makes your chest warm and your head swimmy. The newer soy-based inks have a slightly lesser smell but there are still VOCs being let loose into the air. It’s not something you want to be around for extended periods of time without proper ventilation. That being said, living above the shop is going to prove to be a stinky and possibly not so healthy proposal. Unless David installs some heavy duty exhaust into the shop, the Off gassing from the ink will go up through the floor and into their living area. I see a lot of upper respiratory infections in their future. Or worse. I have friends in the industry who have serious health issues from years of breathing in ink fumes. I hope for the kids’ sake he has an exhaust system planned!
3. And honestly, opening the doors to the garage for exhaust is not an option. To properly print offset, the paper must be completely flat. As in no waves or curls. Wavy paper results from humidity and temperature fluctuations. Printers have equipment to monitor humidity in their closed production floors so that the $$$ they spend on paper is not wasted. David could potentially lose all of the smiley face tract paper if he kept the big door open for even just a little while.