What’s cracking this week

As many of you may recall, I had an architect come over last week to do some measurements of the place. The guy was very helpful because he understands that I’m on a tight budget, and was willing to offer sub-contractors for me to contact for the plumbing and electrical.

City code is requiring that I add another bathroom because of load occupancy. You know when you go into a restaurant and the “load occupancy” says 204… that’s what I need to do too. So I’ll have two bathrooms, a small area where students can place their bags and personal belongings, and a small office for parent/student conferences. I guess he had to draw up EVERYTHING in the place. Even to the point where the ceiling tile is… From what he was saying, this should take about one full day on the table drawing it up, but kept saying it’s an easy project. If it’s that easy, and the price is right, I may just have his company be the contractor. If not, I’ll probably still pull the permit, but probably contact the other contractor that came over a couple of weeks ago. It would be an easy project for him.

Well, once the drawings have been stamped, I’ll turn them into the city for approval, which will probably take about 2-3 weeks, expedited. And that cost extra. Otherwise, I have to wait 4-8 weeks. I don’t have that kind of time.

Oh, and this week, we’ll be finishing the rest of the demo. Pretty exciting stuff! I rented a dumpster this week to get ride of all the dry wall and trash. We have about two or three big walls that are coming down, and then the entrance hall (foyer), which has two doors and two windows. I’ll probably sell that to someone interested in them, since they are apparently pretty expensive. Maybe with some of the stuff left behind from the place, I can make a few hundred bucks… which wouldn’t be too bad. Otherwise, I think I’m slowly trucking along…

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