i drove around at lunch to find a place to do my powdercoating. it turns out that the color that i want is going to be very expensive. i now have to adjust my requirements a bit to fit my budget. it will still be a pretty cool color, but not as flashy as i wanted.
also, i got a dreded e-mail from the bike parts place: my hub is not in stock and they wont have it until 2 weeks from now.