#33

It might be a mistake to update this tonight, to be honest the past few days, especially this weekend, have been tough with new problems popping up as well as a pretty big speed bump coming from the bank. Nothing to do but keep moving forward, but the magnitude of the business change we are heading into, as well as just how long it’s taking is wearing. I wish I was independently wealthy and the build was something we could fund ourselves and not have to worry over quite so much, but the truth is we got a loan, a big loan, and we still are having to come up with a bunch of money to finish this outside of the loan. When the asphalt out back is going to cost $3000 more than expected, or we need to buy another $800 patchbay, coming up with that money is getting really difficult.

Ok, enough complaining, things are moving forward and surely someday this will be finished, right?

Painting continues with the (now interior) exterior walls of the house. The dark color in this photo, which is a Benjamin Moore color called French Beret, is supposed to be the same as what is on the entire exterior of the house, at least that is the color it was supposed to have been painted when we did that two years ago. You can see the color as it is on the outside in the photo below.

Painting continues with the (now interior) exterior walls of the house. The dark color in this photo, which is a Benjamin Moore color called French Beret, is supposed to be the same as what is on the entire exterior of the house, at least that is the color it was supposed to have been painted when we did that two years ago. You can see the color as it is on the outside in the photo below.

I don’t know if the paint has just faded over the years or if the wrong paint was used originally but regardless the colors don’t even come close to matching and now I’m a bit stumped as to what to do. I used that same color through the building for all the metal beams, doors and mezzanine in the instrument room so it can’t really be changed, but I don’t love the way it looks and I really don’t want to introduce yet another color to the lobby area. I know it must sound trivial but it’s important to me and I really want to get all the colors right.

I don’t know if the paint has just faded over the years or if the wrong paint was used originally but regardless the colors don’t even come close to matching and now I’m a bit stumped as to what to do. I used that same color through the building for all the metal beams, doors and mezzanine in the instrument room so it can’t really be changed, but I don’t love the way it looks and I really don’t want to introduce yet another color to the lobby area. I know it must sound trivial but it’s important to me and I really want to get all the colors right.

It turns out that we didn’t really end up with the greatest drywall crew when the hallway down the middle of the building was done. The painters did what they could by painting 5-6 coats and trying to even things out, but our contractor is still very dissatisfied with the way its turned out and at this point there is a plan to have the drywall contractor come back, re-skim the entire hallway, sand it all and then paint it again. Honestly Im not sure I really care, but of course if it could be better and doesn’t cost more I suppose we should do it, but I’M REALLY SICK OF DRYWALL DUST!

It turns out that we didn’t really end up with the greatest drywall crew when the hallway down the middle of the building was done. The painters did what they could by painting 5-6 coats and trying to even things out, but our contractor is still very dissatisfied with the way its turned out and at this point there is a plan to have the drywall contractor come back, re-skim the entire hallway, sand it all and then paint it again. Honestly Im not sure I really care, but of course if it could be better and doesn’t cost more I suppose we should do it, but I’M REALLY SICK OF DRYWALL DUST!

The most exciting thing this week was definitely the arrival and installation of the hickory flooring in studio 1. This photo is looking out of one of the iso booths in studio 1 toward the control room.

The most exciting thing this week was definitely the arrival and installation of the hickory flooring in studio 1. This photo is looking out of one of the iso booths in studio 1 toward the control room.

Studio 1 toward the iso booths.

Studio 1 toward the iso booths.

Control room 1

Control room 1

Control room 1

Control room 1

Tracking room 2 painting is finished with the exception of the iso booth. The flooring has just been started here but will most likely be finished in a few days.

Tracking room 2 painting is finished with the exception of the iso booth. The flooring has just been started here but will most likely be finished in a few days.

Wish me luck, I feel Im going to need it for the last few months of this project.