Category Archives: Construction

Floor!

We have a floor again! The concrete got poured today – about 100 sacks worth. Two mixers were broken in the process, so by the end of the day, the concrete was getting mixed by hand, in a wheelbarrow. Now … Continue reading

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Bottlenecks

Not a lot of visible progress yesterday. The grease trap went in, as planned, and the drains (which in fact were not quite finished) got worked on some more. A lot of shifting around of stuff in the space to … Continue reading

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Construction lists

The Mysterious Financial Professional asked in no uncertain terms for more frequent blog updates (“I need something to read when I’m trying to procrastinate around 10am every day!”), and what he wants, he gets. We’ve been sending emails to the … Continue reading

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Men at work

This is what the space looked like a week ago. This is what it looked like yesterday. What happened in between was basically the tale of one man, and his jackhammer. The crew has just about finished demolition, and will … Continue reading

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Variance

Campbell and I went down to Quincy yesterday to hunt yet another necessary piece of paper for the restaurant. Like all good hunts, this one took place with the sky a solid block of grey, and interminable rain blowing every … Continue reading

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Plans

We got final blueprints from Campbell for the building permit application today. Seeing them is a bit like the proverbial platonic backrub – awfully nice, but you can’t help thinking that there’s potentially something more exciting out there. The building … Continue reading

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Kitchen plans

Al sent us the final paper layout for the kitchen today. In some ways, this was the easy part of designing the kitchen, because it’s all about figuring out how to make things work. It’s thoughtful and interesting and playful … Continue reading

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