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Unfortunate Block Party

I write this entry with a heavy heart.  Got the unfortunate news today that we’re not going to be able to open Piper, PC free.  The software for our record keeping has to run on Windows.  Crystal and I are grieving.  I knew the…

Noticeable Homagery

Just got word that everything was approved from the Building & Safety notes.  They are waiting on Alternate Means & Methods (AM&M) for the 2nd floor kid’s restrooms and we should be good.  That AM&M will be submitted tomorrow.  Code guy is working on…

Fat Tie Attitude

I had to shovel my driveway and scrape ice off my windows this morning.  Crazy what thin California blood does to your internal thermostat… and your perception of reality.  After a few days of destruction, we got our engineer back in the building today. …

807 Keys

We have an old-school ring of keys for the new building.  They’re mostly for padlocks that may or may not exist anymore.  One’s that circle kind for the gate.  One’s for the alarm company.  But, one is a very special key.  It only does…

College Eggs

On behalf of our website servers, I’d like to apologize for the downtime today.  I’d have to imagine that most people didn’t notice, but no one likes websites that don’t work.  So, if you’d been waiting to read our blog, surf the site, or…

E.T. & The Luxe

Uh oh.  Bad news first.  We found asbestos in the building.  Not a lot, but enough to shut down demolition.  The good news… we now have to remove everything and do what’s called a Procedure 5 clean-up.  After it’s done, you and your kids…

Love Letters

Yesterday, we submitted our plans for “ding, ding” Round 2 of city plan check.  Still kinda nuts how fast all that went.  If you’d like to write a love letter to the city on our behalf, David Martin, Ron Takiguchi, and Amanda Schachter are…

All Worthwhile

If you follow us on Twitter, you’ll know that demolition started today… kinda.  The owners had already done a bunch.  Today was the day we started our own stuff.  There was tile on the first floor… not any more.  I walked in to a…

Indoor Swimming Pool

We held our first interviews on Friday.  Met some pretty amazing people, too.  It was neat to show them around the disaster zone… “this is where you’ll be eating,” “this is where we’ll have our indoor swimming pool.”  I really do like meeting people…

Enrolled, Interviewed, and Demo’d

Well, it’s official, we enrolled our first two Piper Kids yesterday.  Couldn’t be more excited to have this family as our first.  The ball is rolling.  Roll on. We’ve gotten a really great response from our job posting this week.  It’s exciting to see…