Well we made the move from the old studio to here the first week in July.
I spent the couple of weeks leading up to the move insulating , hanging sheetrock, taping, spackling the walls and then sanding and painting. I wanted to get all the dusty work done before I brought in my cameras, computers and printers. With weather delays and keeping busy with shoots, I didn't get the inside as far along as I had hoped but I needed to get out of my other studio by early July. So, as the paint was still drying, we were moving.
After 12 years in one location its amazing how much stuff you accumulate. I had 35 yds of stuff hauled away: Old darkroom equipment and processors, old computers, and props that I hadn't used in a few years- GONE.
We basically carted everything over, stuck it inside the new studio and went back for another load.
Katey and I made the last trip at 2 am on Sat. morning (July 8th).
We were renting a cottage in Maine with friends starting that day so 5 hrs later, we were on our way to vacation.
It was great to have a week where we couldn't do any work on the studio and just unwind.
But- coming home meant facing a studio packed with boxes, cases, and equipment that was just dropped off and left. By the end of the week, however, things were cleared up enough that I was actually shooting in the new space. There was power, internet, and phones so everything was running. I hadn't finished the A/C, the plumbing or all the wiring so the first couple weeks were interesting (and warm) but slowly, things are shaping up.