November 2013 – March 2014: A Rough Winter

The Winter of 2013 – 2014 was one for the record books. It was one of the coldest, snowy winters on record here in Philadelphia. Although that might have been fun for the kids, it was not great building weather. In spite of the weather challenges, progress was made over the winter on our project. We were able to form the first floor for concrete, and on one day in January that was above freezing we poured over 300 cubic yards of concrete – 30 truckloads! The next week we heated the concrete from below to cure it properly. Now you can really get the “FEEL” of how BIG the new store will be! The ceilings are high, the windows will let in lots of light, and there will be plenty of room for all of the great herbs, natural remedies, and other goodies our customers love! By the end of March we were ready to install the 14 luxury apartments – after the snow finally melted enough for the trucks to bring them in.