October 17th Post

 

Hello there Little Mexico Faithful and, any new readers!  This has been a low key week but, exciting nonetheless.  We do not have any dramatic photos of huge projects.  As we suspected, the progress is measured much more carefully now.  We ARE making progress however!  We hope with the clear and cool weather, that deer hunters on their leases took I-PHONES, BLACKBERRYS, and NETBOOKS with them so they can keep up with developments.  No matter, we are sure their spouses will fill them in!

 

Monday October 12th

The concrete floor restoration crew comes in to begin preparing the kitchen area for cleaning, acid etching, and  color sealing.  We are hoping the rain and high humidity do not slow things down.  Lightfoot Flooring continues the installation of the tile on the walls in the customer bathrooms.

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Tuesday October 13th

The concrete floor crew begins scrubbing the kitchen area and using an acid etching compound to prepare the floors for coloring and sealing.  The rain may pose a problem because the floors must be dry before they can apply the sealer or, it will not adhere correctly.  As much as we need the rain, we would like it to stop for a little while.  Randy Mannix has almost finished with the ceiling fans and light fixtures in the ceiling and moves on to re-installing the light fixtures on the walls.  It is really coming together now!

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Wednesday October 14th

The new fireplace screen arrives and Paul Harris wastes no time getting it installed on the fireplace.  It required some major modifications to the stone on the face of the fireplace but, that posed no problem for Paul because “them ain’t golf clubs” in HIS toolbox!

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Paul also discovered that the finish was not adhering properly to the trim on the top of the dividing wall between the cashier area and the waiting room so, he replaced it and had it refinished before the day was done.  The painters were also putting the final stain on the front doors before applying sealer.  Late in the afternoon ONCOR showed up to pull the new wire for the electric service for the building.  That brings us one step closer to having electricity!

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Thursday October 15th

As expected, the humid weather and rain prevented the concrete flooring crew from painting and sealing the floor in the kitchen.  The finish will take a week to cure properly before anyone can go back to work in that area so, every day we are delayed really hurts.  The kitchen area is just about ready for the equipment to be delivered so, we hope that te rain will hold off and the floor can be finished as soon as possible.  Lightfoot Flooring continues to install wall tiles and we hope that they will begin to grout the tile tomorrow because the plumbing fixtures are supposed to go in next week.

Friday October 16th

As the day progresses, the weather cooperates and the floor guys begin to apply the epoxy colorant to the kitchen floor.

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Lightfoot Flooring is applying grout to the bathroom tiles and it looks like we are going to be ready for the plumbers next week.  The next photos are requested by a member of the “FRIENDS OF LITTLE MEXICO” Facebook group (Brooke) who wanted to see what the bathroom tile looked like.  We took these in the dark so, it was the best we could do.  We think everyone will enjoy the new facilities in the customer area.

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Saturday October 17th

The concrete floor refinishing crew worked all day applying the sealer to the kitchen floor and they have made up the day we lost to humidity!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by this week.  We know that it seems like it has been forever that we have been closed because of the fire and this rebuild but, the contractors that have been working on this project have accomplished some really amazing things in a short time!  We appreciate their efforts and YOUR support more than you can imagine!  We are coming closer every day to the re-opening and, we hope to share some really good news in the near future!  PLEASE keep your thoughts and prayers coming as we get ready to serve you again.  See you next week.

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4 Responses to “October 17th Post”

  1. Frankston Friends Says:

    The customers from Frankston are trying to wait patiently, but it’s very hard. Please hurry.

  2. Johnnie Keeling Says:

    Please, Please, Please hurry the construction. I am so ready for some chips that are not like cardboard, greasy, and tasteless. Bring back our hot sauce!

  3. Cheryl Gilbreath Says:

    There are people from Palestine to Beaumount to Crescent Oklahoma that are very hungry for Little Mexico’s food! Please hurry. Love that Little Mexico!

  4. IRMA VILLANUEVA Says:

    HI GUYS!! IT IS ME IRMA, I WAS VERY SHOCKED AND SAD TO HEAR THE NEWS AND SEEING THE PICS BROUGHT ME LOTS OF MEMORIES, I AM SORRY TO READ THAT THIS HAPPENED, THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT NO ONE GOT HURT AND EVERYTHING THAT GOT DAMAGED CAN BE REPLACED. I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT LITTLE MEXICO IS BACK TO BUSSINESS. I AM WATCHING YOU ALL THE WAY FROM MEXICO. I HOPE YOU ALL ARE “FINE AND DANDY”.

    IRMA VILLANUEVA, HAPPY NEW YEAR

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