Saturday, November 22, 2008

Up, Up and Away!

Clear, sunny and cold. As good a day as any to "fly the trusses." Now, the building is really starting to look like something. You can walk in the front door. You can see out the big window openings that will be the dining area. I can show you around...
this is the front display counter, this is going to be the wood fired brick oven, the loading dock area will be over there, here is the "dish pit" as ex-dishdog now head of our framing crew Dave calls it. Amazing that in just 2 1/2 hours, a bunch of lumber stuck together suddenly becomes something you can grasp as REAL. So many years of imagining what this building would look, here it is....of course, there is still a long way to go. I imagine I will write another post just like this one when the interior walls go in, when the floor finishes are done, and again, when we start installing equipment. So what? And yipee!


  1. Just wanted to let you know I'm reading with great, great interest and wishing you all the best with construction and beyond. I love this blog!


  2. ...P.S....if you make it down this way in the near (or far) future there's a cafe I want to take you to - I think of it as similar in some ways to what you want to do and I think you'd like it. It used to be an outdoor only (and therefore seasonal) establishment but about two years ago they built an actual building to house it. It's called Cafe Mundo and I don't think they have a web site.