Build Blog 1

It’s been just over a week since we signed the lease and the space became “our” space and since then HUGE has been taking up a great deal of my conscious time (as well as my more stressful nightmares) – getting paperwork filled out, doing press interviews, getting price quotes, looking for sponsors and generally trying to squeeze money out of the universe.  But the space itself is still sitting there, unchanged, while it feels like everything is changing around and because of it.

I got a chance to go in and just get some work done in the space drawing my electrical diagrams and there was a quiet shift from “that space” to “our space” in my brain.  It was nice to just get in, set up my stuff on the floor and use the space as an office for a minute.  It felt good.  It felt like a place I want to come every day and work.  I hope that proves to be the case.

In terms of building, we aren’t doing much right now – we don’t actually take possession of the building until September but I have limited access to the inside and so far have discovered that we’ll need much less electrical work than previously thought!  That’s a big relief as well as a nice hefty savings thanks to the Lava Lounge stringing power outlets in the ceiling trusses.  Score.

Right now this is our starting point:

and this is our goal:

It doesn’t actually seem that insane a project, once we can get started.

Good thing I have plenty to keep me busy while we wait.

-Butch