What a difference 3 weeks can make! Thanks to Hedges Heating & Cooling for the installation of our beautiful ductwork, exhaust fans, and rooftop unit: 

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As Dad was finishing up, the great guys with Kirby Brother's Plumbing came in and worked all weekend to get our rough in completed: 

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They dug these trenches by hand! Everything was quickly approved and filled back in so that we could get framing started. Of course, first the guys had to inspect the work... 

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Very quickly thereafter, walls were up everywhere! 

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The guys from Huston Electric have been here all week installing our wiring and conduit in this sweltering heat. Pictures of their handiwork will be in the next installment of "Let's Make a Vet Clinic." :) 

When we got our approval for funding back in January, I sat down with my boss and let her know of my plans. She and I went to school together and I wanted her to have plenty of notice to find my replacement. At the time, we decided that my last day would be June 14th. The time sure flew by! Last Saturday I had to say goodbye to all of the great people in Lafayette. They gave me a wonderful send off, complete with many perfectly chosen gifts, dinner at DT Kirby's, and a signed picture to hang in my new office: 

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I'm so lucky to have worked with such great people over the last 3 years. I think even the clinic cat, Titan, knew I was leaving. He seemed especially adorable last week:  

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Since leaving, I've been dedicated to organizing, budgeting, emailing, planning, networking, interior designing, and a dash of long neglected housework. From 8 am to 11 pm daily... What a long first week it has been!  I don't mind the hours, though - every day we are closer to opening our doors in the community we love! 

These fancy hard hats were gifts from our general contractor, BuildSmart Construction. 

These fancy hard hats were gifts from our general contractor, BuildSmart Construction. 

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