Big Update

An update is long overdue here on our Zeiss Lofts blog. There’s so much news to report.

First of all, lead paint and asbestos removal is complete. Yay! The changes made inside the loft are astounding. Check it out:

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With the removal of the window trim, our window situation has become a bit more urgent. This week we’re meeting with window contractors to get quotes for replacement. None of the windows can stay – they’re all a mess – but we’ll be giving them to a reconstruction company who can reuse them, rather than throwing them in a dumpster. Win!

Another important bit of news: we have received our first two building permits (you need a permit for every little thing, apparently). The first is for construction of a wall in the lower level storage area, at the back of the home health care office. We needed a secure place to store the doors and some of our tools, and eventually strollers, bikes, etc. The second permit is for DEMOLITION! Woot!

Which brings me to the last topic – labor. We will accept any and all assistance for labor, whether it be in the loft, or watching our kiddos while the both of us work. We’ll pay in room and board and beer or wine. Nearly every weekend for the foreseeable future we will be spending  time up in the loft working. That’s where you, our friends and family, come in. If you offered to help, please get in touch with us to put you on the calendar.

Here’s some of the pictures from demolition today:

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This pile doubled by the end of the day.

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Found a pretty copper pipe.

There's a lack of connection between these two walls.

There’s a lack of connection between these two walls.

Nails found behind a wall, left from a previous project and walled up.

Nails found behind a wall, left from a previous project and walled up.

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