Monday, December 07, 2009

Construction update

I just got back from a trip to the new warehouse. They are really moving along. The 2nd floor trusses are almost finished and they can start laying some flooring hopefully tomorrow.


video

I hope you enjoy this little video tour. I'll take a better one in a couple of days... I'm just learning this new camera.

It sure is getting exciting how fast the work is going. Pretty soon, we will be in there building our shelving and moving just after Christmas!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Construction begins

Hooray!!! Finally, construction has started on our 2nd floor in the new warehouse.

I went there Saturday to drop off a few things, and lo and behold, there were workers there! They were chalking out where the studs were going and they cut the hole between the 2 units.

Then, last night I went to meet with the electrician to figure out our lighting and where all the outlets need to go. The carpenters were there again, but this time part of the new walls were framed in.

In this picture, you can see the studs for the inner walls. These walls have to be put in so the joists for the upper floor can rest on them . That shows you where the ceiling heigth will be.
The joists will be 24" high, so the new floor will be at the same heigth as you see at the top of the bathroom. The little corner pictured above will be our "break room" with a sink, cabinets and a little fridge, etc.
The joists should be here on Friday (crossing our fingers) and they said it would take them "no time at all" to get them in. We'll see about that!!!
Yesterday, I ordered all the shelving we will need. That was a major chunk of cash!! Whew!! But it will be so nice to have ROOM to put everything!!
I'm so happy things are progressing along so well. I'll go back over there later this week and take some more pictures.