Taking a Break off Construction Posts

A Gaggenau Class was in order today-  we needed some convincing that their Steam Oven with Sous Vide function was a tool to be had come breakfast time when the Francis House opens. Cooked salmon two ways: roasted and by sous vide. Of course the sous vide was a sky rocketing win! Lunch and learn…

Getting Things Done Inspire of Rain

It has been raining in Calistoga (sad, but we do need the rain) so work has stalled. But here are this week’s photos:  below, showing the back opening with the beams.     And an interior shot with the second floor joists all in.     Slowly, we are getting a better sense of the (compact)…

The Second Floor

This ladder is the temporary staircase to reach the 2nd Floor.   Second photo shows the Formloks that, when cement is poured over it, becomes the 2nd Floor. Composite Steel Floor Deck (brand name is Formlok) has a ribbed profile with embossments designed to interlock with concrete slabs, creating a reinforced concrete slab that serves…