Douglass Hall Update #7.57

8/26/1998

As of 3:35PM on Wednesday, August 26, 1998, Douglass Hall was officially approved by the MPFD fire marshal. Hooray! The job is done...and so is mine.

Over the past year, I've learned plenty of interesting things about the construction business, about the nooks and crannies of the old building (did you know there's a room above the vault? windows on the inside of Ms. Connell's office? weird!) and I've also picked up quite a mystifying trick with a string and a popsicle stick (well, it took me about 10 minutes to figure out, but the guy who showed me said it took him 3 days to figure out).

At this point, there's nothing much more to say, as I've already told you all of it. Asphalt walkways were poured today...tiles inside the building are a gray pattern with green and orange (sort of southwest-ish) borders. Library carrels and books are all installed, and the librarian's lovely marble(!) checkout desk was just finished today.

Tomorrow: GET TO SCHOOL EARLY! They are anticipating a huge traffic jam as everybody tries to figure out what's different to the parking lot. You may exit from the lot either through the dirt road on the north end, or drive to the passageway closest to the street and exit there. You cannot exit the parking lot from the other two passageways. However, for DROP-OFFs you must go down the oval-shaped loop road and stop wherever there's pavement.

Fire alarms? They sound like a policeman's whistle or a horn, and bleat three times. The speakers also flash a light of some sort. It's just like the alarms around the school.

Yippee! The building's done! Hooray! Hurrah! Ha ha haha hahahahhaaaaaahahahh ahahaaaa! I feel better than I have in months!

Thanks for the compliments on the last unofficial article.

Oh, by the way, I think Matt Urbanek will be covering construction on the Middle School.

Editor's Note: NOBODY covered construction on the Middle School. I guess nobody wanted to try to fill my shoes?

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