Chugging along…..

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and looking forward to New Year’s.  I know I am!  Mark and son Arik continue to make progress in the construction with a bump in the works on occasion.  The ceiling FRP (fiberglass reinforced panel) didn’t want to stay glued.  It seems like everything is a challenge working in a semi-trailer!  But finally, today they were able to start putting up the plywood on the walls.  Over this plywood, an FRP sheet will be glued, resulting in a shiny, white surface that is easy to wash and sanitize.

plywood wall 2

Baby, it’s cold!

Real Windows!
Real Windows!

Mark and Cameron made lots of progress this weekend.  The floor is down, waiting for drains and final floor material, a brick red 2 part epoxy type material.  Thank goodness for propane heaters – the 11 degree temps made it tough to work but getting the new windows in made a huge difference.  Tuesday night the guys will start putting the “plas-tec” material on the ceiling, kind of cool, it is a plastic sheet made from recycled material.  Once the ceiling is up, then the wall insulation, plywood and FRP (fiberglass reinforced panels) can go up.  Working in an 8 foot wide space requires plenty of forethought on how much in the way of materials can be stored there at the same time.  The answer is – Not much!

Looking forward

Looking forward
Out the back
Out the back

In the meantime, Christmas is coming.  The R&D room is really my dining room, so each year, everything has been packed up and moved to allow for holidays.  This year, it is being sorted and packed for the final time!

Packing the Research & Development Room....
Packing the Research & Development Room….