Nine Days at Barn House
Its been a hectic time getting ready for the first classes. The past owners are not able to move until the end of July so we are working on the main floor – classrooms, small house (office space) and garage. We travel back and forth each day. Here is a neatened up view of my work journal :
July 1 – Classroom #1 – Nick and Don have been working on the 1600 sq. ft. classroom – still getting grids up for ceiling tiles and putting lighting in. Twenty seven new light fixtures with four fluorescent tubes in each for a total of 108 tubes. We can now see in every corner of the room. Lots of reflected light from the ceiling tiles too.
Computers have been moved into office space. blu sky it (Don Harker Jr.) sets up communication with microwave internet system. An access space has to be cut into the attic to house all the wires. Yes, we are in communication with the world.
July 2, 3 and 4 – Bobbi and I started taping and putting primer coat on the walls. There are six doors and thirteen windows in this room so taping is not insignificant. Penny joins us on the 4th of July. Ceiling and lights continue.
July 5, 6, 7,8, 9 – The crawl space under the barn has to be investigated and so it is. Unexpected but necessary work here. An unidentified dead animal is carried out. Plumbing – Don and Nick have added a waste line for the installation of our sinks in the paint room.
Painting continues but an end is in sight for this room.
I moved many of my threads and needlework tools into a large closet. This made me feel infinitely better.
Don Jr. is back again to see that the phones work. We even have the same phone number as before. When I asked him if we were set to go he said: I’ve set them up properly, now print out the User Guide (83 pages) so everyone knows how to use the phone system. Writing this has been a lovely rest but now I have to go back to work . See you soon. Gail