The time has come for the final frame inspection, then I can continue with sheet rock and flooring. I have to say this has been a very stressful journey for me. I have a busy enough life with seven children and being self employed, but add construction to that and my world has just been rocked! I’ve been trying to keep my eye on the final result so I can make it through this process.
One of the most frustrating things was building my HVAC system. In Oregon we are required to have "adequate ventilation", but that phrase is basically undefined. I was blessed however by one of my dear clients who asked her husband to help me. He has been a godsend. I am very thankful for those who have gone above and beyond to offer their talents to my project. I can’t wait to have a dust- and fume-free workplace.
I’ve picked out lighting, flooring, and paint, and I am just playing the waiting game. I must have placed everything in my salon a million times over in my mind. I'm looking forward to being able to do some more shopping to add just the right touches to make my salon mine! I’m getting really excited for my salon to be finished. For now, I’m holding tight to the saying, “all good things come to those who wait.”
—Marie, All Polished Up!, Dallas, Ore.