testing, testing…

I never claimed to run a tight ship, but I had hoped to at least run a water-tight one.  If you were mid-town yesterday, though, you know about the near-horizontal sheets of rain we received.   Today, regrettably, was the day the roof emulsion was supposed to go on.  I guess we know which spots need […]

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the garden path

From a concrete standpoint, it’s looking pretty sharp.  The garden part is a ways away, however.  Still, with the sidewalks poured and bicycle parking coming this week, we’ll be left with a small but mighty patch of dirt in which to plant our own herbs and a few key veggies.  And there are volunteers already: […]

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plumb crazy

The plumbers are back again, this time with toilets in hand, and the entryway is stacked with them.  Also sinks.  These will be installed today, but yesterday was so crazy I had no time to post any of this.  It was most decidedly a day of much water, however.

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The kitchen floor’s been grouted, for the most part, so we brought in the equipment that we didn’t need desperately at Current Feast.  I estimated we’d get it done in about three hours, since there were six of us.  Seven and a half hours and a mild sunburn later, we were finished.  Just enough time […]

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free refills

Remember how the concrete floated the trench drains up above the level of the rest of the floor?  They’re fixing that now.

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sidewalk Sunday

Monday morning the pouring begins again; this time there will be sidewalks.  I foolishly forgot to take photos of the equipment we liberated (and purchased) from my kind brother.  Cuvee will live on  in Tucson both in the kitchen (an oven, a sink, a couple of refrigerators and a freezer, plus lots of pots and […]

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no rest(rooms) for the weary

I hate to generalize, but again, there are distinct divisions between the personalities of the numerous trades working on this project.  The plumbers: gregarious fellows.  they’re in and out multiple times throughout the process, take pride in their work, and are happy to chat it up.  Painters:  serious but engaging.  Electricians: cautious but friendly; it’s […]

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hammer time

This is a jackhammer.  It’s a tool that’s normally used for demolition rather than construction.  It turns out, however, that when our friends poured concrete into the holes that the trench drains were set into, the concrete didn’t behave as it should.  Rather than give the drains a cozy spot to settle into, it floated […]

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It only took these guys three hours to get this sign in place.  Here they are putting the “t” up.  The sign, as you can see, is large.  I said it before, and I’ll say it again:  after nine years of people saying, “where are you, exactly?” I feel confident that you’ll be able to […]

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