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Week 24

Did I say “check back in two or three weeks” in my last post on this construction blog? Hmm. Well, it’s been more like six weeks, but I am happy to announce that the construction is done! We will be open for … Continue reading

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Weeks 18, 19, 20, and …

You may have noticed that the Cat Clinic construction blog is running late. There are two reasons for that: 1) the construction itself is running late, and 2) as we get closer to opening, there is so much to do … Continue reading

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Week 17, Aug 14-20

This week the job site is finally starting to look like it might become a veterinary hospital. The cabinets went in: Once they began going up, the progress was quick. Here are all the cabinets in the surgery prep area (where … Continue reading

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Week 16, Aug 7-13

This week marks the end of the estimated time to complete construction — the estimate was 3 to 4 months. Running over time-wise puts us in the same boat as pretty much every other construction project ever, though, so I … Continue reading

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Week 15, July 31-Aug 6

To be honest, this week was not too exciting, constructionally speaking. Progress consisted mostly of prepping the floor for the final covering, which will be epoxy. Before the epoxy, the floor has to be cleaned, and self-leveller poured in places … Continue reading

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Week 14, July 24-30

This week the work was priming and painting the walls and ceiling. How many gallons of white paint does it take to cover the inside of a cat clinic? More than 70 (yep, seventy gallons): Everything we didn’t want painted … Continue reading

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Week 13, July 17-23

This week, the cat clinic is starting to look pretty. At least, the windows are: The windowsills come later — they will be oak, stained dark to match the pews which will be seating in the reception area. Another pretty window: … Continue reading

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Week 12, July 10-16

The construction this week has been a big leap forward in what the clinic looks like — drywall installation. That means real walls! It started with a large truck that barely fit in the driveway: How did all that drywall … Continue reading

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Week 11, July 3-9

Construction milestones were reached this week, despite the fact that it was a short week for patriotic reasons. Main milestones: the electrical and the framing passed inspection. The ceilings of the exam rooms had to be 8 feet instead of … Continue reading

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Week 10, June 26-July 2

This week has been more electrical work, with some HVAC thrown in. And the very last bit of framing was finished. There’s still so much to get through that the electrician needs a list: The lights by the front door … Continue reading

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