Archive for October 24th, 2009

October 24th Post

October 24, 2009

Hello everyone!  This has been a terrific week at Little Mexico.  Things are rolling along toward completion.  We still have a LOT to get done but, the end is in sight!

Monday October 19th

‘”The chandeliers were hung by Ronny and Randy with care in hopes that our customers soon would be there.”

The concrete crew also arrived and poured the concrete ramp at the kitchen entrance and covered the ditch across the parking lot.  The control panel for the lighting in the customer area is complete except for labeling what all the different buttons do.

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Tuesday October 20th

Paul and Ronny begin installing the partitions in the customer restrooms.  When asked, Paul said he “loves these things”.  We guess that he thoroughly enjoys the installation process.  Randy and Pat Mannix have put light bulbs in every fixture and rechecked all of the outlets and every circuit breaker on the inside and have started installing all of the outdoor light fixtures.  Just before lunch, two trailer loads of kitchen equipment arrive and, it’s just like Christmas morning!

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Wednesday October 21st

The crew from Kirby Restaurant Supply begins unpacking and assembling kitchen equipment.  Paul, Ronny, and Kelly continue installing the partitions in the restrooms, the plumbers are installing the water heaters in the utility room, and another crew from Kirby is finishing the stainless steel fabrication.  While this is going on, the sprinkler system people are installing the connection to the water main.  All of this is happening in the kitchen and storeroom area and, it is getting pretty crowded in there so we walk up front to see Dennis from Lightfoot a/c all by himself in the front half of the building installing thermostats for the a/c units.  He tells us that the peace and quiet are very nice.  Late in the day, another truckload of equipment arrives.  The kitchen is really getting crowded now!

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Thursday October 22nd

The plumbers turn on the water to the water heaters and, water starts coming from under a wall!  This is NOT what we needed!  They diagnose the problem however and, quickly have it repaired!  Whew!  We were thinking “major delay”.  The rest of the day goes smoothly, though, as equipment is put in it’s assigned spots and things begin to look normal again.  Below are views of the dishwashing area where most of the equipment has been fastened down.

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Friday October 23rd

The bustle of activity continues in the kitchen where they are now beginning to connect all of the equipment that has arrived and, been unpacked and assembled.  If we just had some electricity and gas we could start testing this stuff!  Paul tells us that they are going to begin cleaning, etching and color sealing the floors in the front half of the building next week.  When that is finished, we will be ready to bring back the furniture!  The roofing crew begins installing the Spanish clay tiles above the front porch.  This place looks ready to open from the outside!

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Thanks for checking in on us this week.  We hope to have more good news next week!  See you then!

And now for an important announcement!

While we do not yet have an EXACT date,  we WILL be open before Thanksgiving, barring some catastrophic problem!

WhooHoo!

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