Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Construction worker lingo

I've been learning some pretty cool stuff while this project has been going on. Not the least of which is the interesting phrases that come with working with construction folk. Here are some of my favorites.

Completely Sano: Very clean; sanitary

Totally dialed in: Perfectly set up; correctly done

Freakin' Trick: interesting; ingenuitive; above average; top of the line

Did you come here to eat your lunch?: please continue to work

On the money: correct; on time; as it should be

So when discussing with your job Foreman, his opinion of a certain project it may go some thing like this:

Jerod-"Well Rick how are things going with the framing?"
Rick-"Were on the money with the framer, he's got the the stairs totally dialed in, and the mezzanine is gonna be freakin trick."
Jerod-"Gee whiz, that sounds swell, but why are they playing soccer in the back of the facility!"
Rick-"Hey, did you guys come here to eat your lunch! We've gotta get this place completely sano before the HVAC crew rolls in."

Gym layout

Well we went into the gym and layed out all the beams and bars, built the bar pit, and set up the floor, all in about an hour. The only problem was it was all imaginary, and the only thing that went down on the floor today was spray paint.
You see Juli, Glenn, and I came in to measure, mark, and strategize the layout a bit to see if the layout I had posted earlier in the blog would actually work. The good news is that it actually seems to work, the bad news is that were now twice as anxious to get the equipment set up.
No worries though, with the work crew we've got in there things are gonna be finished in no time.
If everyone can keep an eye out for upcoming volunteering opportunities, we're gonna need a hand moving some more of the equipment and possibly doing a little painting. We'll send an email out when the time comes.

The second story is now old news

Check out the latest project pics, and prepare for your mind to be blown.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Jessalyn is home

Juli and the baby came home last night and are doing great. Sleep has been somewhat sporadic lately, but other than that it's great. We are probably going to be bringing the baby to practice this week to show her off. We'll update everyone on here and via email when we know what's up with the practice schedule later today.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The new Gymfinity Baby

I would like to introduce everyone to our newest edition.

Jessalyn Nicole Pimentel, 8.1 lbs, 19in, and after three hours of labor she was born at 9:55pm on July 25. We want to thank everyone who has helped us get to where we are today and hope you all know that just by being in our lives you have all made an impact.

Onward and upward

Quick pick of the first set of stairs going up. Make sure no one pops into the gym right now because the work that is going on is pretty dangerous to be around.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Oh and one more thing.

Everyone please keep an eye out for emails from us as we will be needing helpers at the gym. Unfortunately it will often be last minute because we are at the mercy of the construction schedule. A big thanks to everyone who has come out to help over the last couple of months, including John and Doug who came out tonight.

New Gymfinity TV youtube videos

We just wanted to give you guys a heads up that juli would be posting some new videos on youtube tonight and tomorrow. And even though part of the registration contract and waiver allows use of the kids images, we wanted to make sure that everyone was OK with us putting the videos up with your kids in them. We will not use any ones full names, generally just their nicknames. Regardless if you would rather not have your kids be mega-famous gymnastics rock stars, please let us know.
Also if you guys use the subscribe link on the side of the page you can get updated when I update this site. I'd like this to be a place where you guys check back on a regular basis for gym updates. Even after the construction is done. Forward the site to anyone you think might be interested to see it also.

Gymnastics construction in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Don't leave it up to Jerod.

Step 2: Ask the owner of Signal Heating and Air to help.

Step 3: Stand Back.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wall?, What Wall?

Notice anything missing?

All wraped up like an early Christmas present.

Have a look at what me and my brother did to get ready for the wall to come down.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The sewer is done man!

In a single day a crew came in cut out trenches in the cement floor, plumbed all the sewer lines for all the bathrooms, kitchen, drinking fountains, etc. It's crazy. By tommorrow it'll all be filled in and we'll be ready to rip out the wall and frame the offices. I believe a yeah!! would certainly be appropriate. I'll post pics later. Here's the Pics!! This is the sewer layout.

Here's after the trenches are cut and the plumbing, well plumbed.

Trenches filled and signed off by the inspector. The crazy thing is, this all happened in less than 48hrs!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Now on you tube

Be sure to check out Gymfinity Gymnastics web series on . Gymfinity TV is going to be an ongoing series that is put together by Julianne. Her channel is gymfinitycoach be sure to check it out.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Layout Pics!!!

ok here is the basic idea of what we've got planned for the space. Can you guess which piece of equipment each shape represents? Or what the second smaller layout represents?

Now how do we get to this from this:

Things are looking good

OK, picture this; you've had to move your business twice in the last year, your paying rent on an 11000 sq/ft building that you don't actually get to use, paying rent to your local competitor, paying salary for team coaches that are coaching a team a third the size it was a year ago, oh and your wife is in and out of the hospital due to complications with the pregnancy of your fourth child.
Yeah, I know it sounds like loads of fun and you probably would love to trade places with me if you could, but sorry this is my life and you only get to watch.
Luckily we have had some amazing support over the past couple of years, support that has been so instrumental in fact, that if you had removed even one of those people from our lives we wouldn't be here today.
So that all being said,, today is a new day and today was pretty good. We've got contractors coming in to start construction of the new gym and by the sounds of it they are going to try to bang it out quick. If all goes well by the time we go before the city planning commission next month the gym will be ready to go and ready for business.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ahh! my back hurts.

Thanks for everyone who came to the gym tonight to help move equipment. For those of you who missed out 6 of us got together and picked up every piece of equipment in the gym, disassembled it, and shoved it against the wall. This was so the contractors, led by Mr. Biggs, could enter the gym tommorrow and begin demolition work on the wall. Once the wall is removed we get to move all the equipment again so that construction of the front of the gym can begin. THEN we get to move it AGAIN, hopefully to its final resting place, bolt it down and never do it again.....

That is until the first meet in september. HAHAHA

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Progress at last!

The Gym has been closed to the public since may 16. We have been talking with the city for the last two months and recently got some answers from them. After initially being given an estimate of hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees, a city engineer gave us word that the three biggest of the fees would be waived after going over our appeals. This is great news and means that we can move onto the next steps of clearing the plans with the building department and with planning division. It never seems to end but we'll get there.