and the construction begins… days 1 & 2

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It really doesn’t hurt to be married to a carpenter, furniture maker, welder, tiler kind of guy. In fact it’s more than handy when you need something fixed, built, or re modeled. And if you’re into training any type of competition dog sport, there is always equipment or gear that needs to designed and made. Introducing my husband, Tom Spore Meuwissen.

For 17 1/2 years we have been in one phase of remodel or another. It started when Spore gifted me a hawk & trowel the summer before our wedding so I could help him ‘old fashion’ plaster our newly remodeled house. I remember painting the night before our wedding guests were due to arrive, and thinking how grateful I was that ALL of the construction was done, for good. Yay right!

Our kids grew up thinking that bags of sand, and buckets of plaster were actually pieces of furniture, and that cans of paint were fairy TV trays. They know all of the tools by name, and can use them better than me!

This past year I finally had it, I reached my threshold, be finished, I am done with living in a construction zone. The reality is, it will never be finished until we sell our home and move into a yurt on a big piece of land, and I’m sure he would even be able to start some project out there too!

But now my husband has a cool new project to dig into, the Paws & People facility/gym. He is in pig heaven over there. The first two days have been demo work, measuring, and marking out space. This warehouse was a medical marijuana growing facility. Six growing rooms, electrical outlets everywhere, great alarm system with video feedback, and a bathroom that should have been blown up thirty years ago! Lots of walls are coming out and it’s almost all opened up. Toilet is being taken out as I write.

So here are the photos from our starting point. 2,000 working square feet inside, 4,000 square feet outside, bathroom/reception area, a separate potty area that I mowed down today, and parking for over twenty cars.

Walls still coming out, paint will be purchased in the AM, mirrors, shelves, built ins, fencing, gates, and more! Consider this ground zero…! p.s. the last photo is the view from the front door of the facility! It’s gorgeous…

Nancy, who won’t be plastering with this project, but who will most likely be painting for the foreseeable future!

8 comments

  1. He does look like he is in hog heaven! You are a lucky girl indeed even if it means living in construction all the time. LOL Funny now that I remember our conversation a few weeks back when you started looking for a place to land…..that it was easier to find a place to grow pot!

    1. Sherry, apparently this is was the growing district. They put a fortune into renovations and the industry just kind of went away, poof! Thank fully the owner is willing to work with us, and just said, gut it, change it, make it yours! WOOP!

  2. I think I should have brought over my riding lawn mower! You are one lucky gal to have a husband that is that talented and helpful. That is for sure a big project. I can’t wait to see it. I wish I could come and help paint, etc., but I don’t think my boss would like that too much!

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