Thursday, August 10, 2006

Slowly but surely

Today the HVAC guys came and re-routed some ducts to help take some stress off the heating/air unit by circulating the air better. Took them about 1/2 the day. While they were doing that I did a little more demo work to the second and last partition wall I'm taking out. Its not much to demo but its got some electrical and water lines running through it. Tracy "Double Barrell" Jarrell came out this morning and took care of the electrical line for me, tomorrow I'll take care of the water lines. After I get that taken care of it wont take 30 minutes to finish up the demo work. Anyway while all that was going on the guys got the sidewalk and parking lot poured (concrete). I am not paying for that but its great timing. The owner is, shall we say, cleaning the property up.......with a little encouragement from the city of Nolensville. Works great for me because it should all be done right before I open up......which I might add is a day that I'm getting very, very close to firming up on. Should be posting the opening date in the next few days or so. Tomorrow if I have time after the rest of the demo work is done I'm going to go get the materials and I'm going to start framing up the kitchen expansion. I need for that to be finished by the end of next week in addition to the kitchen being cleaned up.....which may take some dynamite before its all said and done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice to hear that things are working out. but i will see for myself when i (we) come down this weekend.

DJ Jimmy O

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