Over the weekend the salon was vandalized. Someone(s) tried to steel the electrical panel in the back. They didn’t succeed in ripping it completely out, but they opened it up and ripped out all the copper. (Copper theft is a big problem on construction sites.) I think the damage is covered under the contractor’s insurance, but it’s pushed us back (again), although we were still a week away from getting the meters anyway. It’s very frustrating.
The vandals also managed to cut the phone line in half when they were trying to get to the breaker, so I’ve put in an order to have the phone line repaired.
On the plus side, the DirectTV has been installed and the alarm and camera equipment are in place and working now. Water’s running in all the faucets, and later this week all of the furniture pieces that needed fixing are coming back to the salon repaired. Training is going well; the staff is refining their skills and getting better every day.
The last things we need are power, and the touch-ups on the paint and plaster work (which start this week). By the end of the month, we’ll be operational. It’s tough.