Archive for January, 2014

Open Wide

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The demolition continues, but it is now easy to see the future areas. Like an archeological dig, the rooms we need were always there, buried under the catacombs of small rooms that were here when we purchased the building.

We knew that the building had been added on to a couple of times and that the old wall shown below (all that is left is the wood 2 by 4 support studs) was an external wall, but it was fun to see where the old window used to be just the same. This load bearing wall runs through the retail space, bisecting the front of the retail from the back. It will be coming out in the next few days and the support beam will go in.

Load Bearing Wall Running Through Retail Space

This is the future dye studio. You can see that it is divided by a wall, which will come out shortly.

Future Dye Studio

The future classroom continues to open up.

Future Classroom

Future Classroom

Framing supplies for future walls – very exciting!!!

Framing Supplies

Taking Shape

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Demolition continues…the future spaces are becoming recognizable:

Future Classroom

Future Classroom

Future Materials Handling

Future Retail Area

Future Retail Area

Future Retail Area

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Putting My Money Down for the Building Permit. Bud White (Milford City Engineer) and Dee Dee (Milford City…I don’t know what her official title is, but she’s like the city Superhero, keeping everything going on an even keel).

All Those Walls Coming Down Have to Go Somewhere – the First of Many Dumpsters

Future Classroom

Walls Coming Down in Future Retail Area

Ready, Set, Go!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Finalizing plans with our general contractor, Chris Gorman of Chris Gorman Homes, in the temporary office (middle of the future retail space)

Walls Marked for Demolition

Mike and Scott Denny (of Denny’s Electric) Discussing the Electrical

Removing the Electrical From the Ceiling

My Future Office – the room – NOT the closet (for a change) – Woo Hoo!