Our daily routine at Focker’s involves playing a game we like to call “Focker Chess,” which is a matter of moving product around and around the building, in and out of trucks and back and forth across town between the store and the warehouse. Before the addition of Kitty the Pink Focklift, a game of Focker Chess used to include calling Randy’s Towing to haul Clark the Focklift behind the truck so that Clark would be available to pick something up in one place and put it down somewhere else.
Focker Chess is a game that can only be played with lots of stuff that’s always in the way of other stuff and it’s absolutely necessary to play Focker Chess in an area that is too small for half the stuff you have stuffed into it.
The game of Focker Chess oozed out of the building and expanded onto the construction site today.
Move One: The guys from Morrell Construction showed up early to seize the Shack v2.2 side of the building site.
Move Two: Everybody pitched in to unload Jan’s electronics and housewares truck into the back door of Focker Labs so that we could, as Doc put it, “get that truck the hell out of the way.”
Move Three: Doc and Donny busied themselves with moving the rod buster’s art project (which Jan correctly pointed out, “Hey! They look like tomato cages,”) out of the way of the warehouse foundation.
Looks like we won’t be loading anything through the back door of Focker Labs for a while. It’s a jungle gym now.
Focker Chess will continue to spread into the parking lot for the rest of this week, as Doc’s next delivery of steel fights for territory with the Focker trucks, Clark the Focklift and Morrell’s 30 yard construction dumpster.
Several well-wishers stopped by to peek at the goings on and all asked us, “Are you glad to finally get this project going?”
In a word: YES!
By the end of the day, Morrell Construction had Shack v2.2 framed up and were starting to hang some million dollar OSB. Doc and crew had the foundation site cleared up and marked off for tomorrow’s next step, which is called, “Donny finds the power line with a line locator before somebody has the unpleasant surprise of finding it with a backhoe.”