September 13th Post

We know!  We promised you an update yesterday but, events dictated that we wait until today so that we could show you the activity from this weekend.  That’s right, the sheetrock crew was working on a weekend!  We hope you had a great Labor Day holiday and everyone came home safe and sound.

Friday September 4th

When preparing the wall above the front porch for stucco, it was discovered that the roofing tiles were damaged beyond repair so the general contractor had his crew remove all of the old roofing.

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Inside the building the carpentry work and the ductwork continue at a feverish pace.  We are hoping to have sheetrock up maybe by the end of next week!

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The fire sprinkler people have also been running hundreds of feet of pipe throughout the building.  Below you can see an example of the pipe that has been added.  It is the dark black piping.

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We think this addition to the banner out front says it all!

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Tuesday September 8th

The materials for the new stucco arrive.  We hope to see some exterior activity this week.  Not much happening inside today although the insulation crew is supposed to come back to finish insulating the walls in the front half so that sheetrock can be applied.

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Wednesday September 9th

Our general contractor Paul Harris removes the old window by the cashier and installs a new high tech “to go” window.  This is just one of many projects that he has undertaken himself rather than subcontract out.  To quote him directly: “those ain’t golf clubs in my toolbox”! The stucco crew begins applying the first coat of stucco to the exterior of the building.

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Thursday September 10th

The insulation has been finished in the front half of the building and the walls are ready for sheetrock.  The stucco crew is continuing to apply stucco to the outside and the carpenters are starting to frame the archways and doorways and the pass-through window from the kitchen to the waitress area.

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Friday September 11th

The framing of the archways is complete, the kitchen pass window is complete, the electrician has installed the faceplates on the boxes up front and the electrical inspection has been passed, the sheetrock has arrived and they are SUPPOSED to sheetrock this weekend.  Most of the ductwork has now been completed for the a/c system in the kitchen.  The build is REALLY moving along well.

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Saturday September 12th

Gary went down to Little Mexico this morning and then reported that there was no sheetrock crew there.  We thought it was too good to be true that they would be working this weekend.

Sunday September 13th

HOORAY and SURPRISE!  The sheetrock crew showed up and completely finished the entire front half of the building!  Wow, dreams do come true!

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Early afternoon Sunday, we had a surprise inspection by a qualified customer service expert.  We were happy to take him on a tour of the rebuild!

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Well, that’s all the news for this week.  Thank you for stopping by.  We hope you have enjoyed reading about us.  We are, as always,  looking forward to this week’s events.  Hope to see you soon.

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3 Responses to “September 13th Post”

  1. angie Says:

    Do you know when Little Mexico will be opened?

  2. Kevin Benedict Says:

    Hello guys…Hope all is well. So glad to see that everything is progressing so quickly! Thanks for the updates and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

  3. Kate in Pearland Says:

    Thanks for the continued updates. Can’t wait to be back at LM!!!

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