Category Archives: Construction

Window

Pictures of the window, because you asked. Sorry for the lack of photos lately – Johanna and Ry haven’t been in for a bit, and we didn’t want to sear your eyes shut with our own amateurish attempts. All these … Continue reading

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Skills

Tangentially acquired in the course of opening a restaurant: Ceiling patching Tiling Basic and advanced troweling Paint rollering Ladder wrangling Obsessive wall sanding Tile cutting Piano moving Graduate level putty removal (did you know they used to mix cement into … Continue reading

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Breath

It’s hard to believe how much has happened in the last week, and how much is coming together all of a sudden. Two days after clearing several hundred gallons of water out of the building, we flew to Riga to … Continue reading

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Rough

It’s been a tough week. On Sunday, a couple hundred gallons of water came through our ceiling thanks to the typhoon that hit Somerville. In spite of “global weirding” causing once-a-century rainstorms every second year, we don’t expect this to … Continue reading

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Parallel processing

We’ve hit a phase where construction rolls quickly and there’s a lot happening with relatively little interference from us. HVAC is complete. Hot water heaters got plumbed in, wires are now snaking through studs everywhere, the lighting plan is more … Continue reading

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Happened today

On every construction project, there comes a point where the design team starts to have to scramble to keep feeding the construction team enough information for them to continue working uninterrupted. We hit that point today, and fortunately, we have … Continue reading

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Mondays

Mondays are hard. For whatever reason, weekends seem to make everyone involved in construction nervous, with attendant blowups and firefighting on the Monday to follow. This one was no different – an air conditioning duct went up in a bad … Continue reading

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