We used a crane to hoist furniture onto the second floor. It took about two hours. Days later, we STILL don’t have power, and I don’t know when we will. The city ran out of electricity meters. According to the department supervisor, in the 20 years he’s been working for the city, they’ve never run out. This is just my luck.
I’ve been keeping myself busy dealing with the building. The computer system is going in now, and I’m trying to find an Internet provider. (The phone companies in the area don’t offer it.)
We’ve been training our employees every week. They’re very good at their (upcoming) jobs. The downside is that I’ve obviously started paying them already, even though we won’t have any clients for a while.
Once the meter is installed, the salon can pass the final city inspection; things like the elevator and AC won’t work with the temporary power that’s set up right now. I have to wait until the salon is totally connected to the city.