Friday, August 15, 2008

it begins anew...

The Mishawaka Sonic is in progress
Less than two minutes away from the radio station

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

the end

The traffic has been nonstop for two days, and they have actually coned-off and hijacked one entire lane of the road just to feed into the restaurant.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monday Opening

You can't tell, really, but the sign behind my daughter says "Opening June 16th 2pm".

Tomorrow is the day!

Friday, May 30, 2008

sign, baby!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Now In Technicolor!

No idea why the picture ended up so small...but things are starting to really take shape at the building...

Monday, May 12, 2008

now hiring

Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

walls comin' up

...and there's a banner up now that says Coming Soon: Sonic

Monday, April 28, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tyvek is up!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Drove past yesterday, managed to snap the first two walls...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


dear sonic: was in a hurry and couldn't snap a picture, but men with helmets were pointing and talking yesterday, and large stacks of lumber have arrived...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


A slab and what appears to be plumbing pipes have appeared!
This is one of my children. He, too, is excited about the plumbing...and cannot believe I'm making him pose in front of them...

Friday, March 28, 2008

missed opportunity

-- Senator Hillary Clinton is in the South Bend area this morning, kicking off a two-day tour of Indiana (her second in as many weeks) for the Hoosier Economy Tour.
-- If our Sonic was ready, maybe we could have persuaded her to stay for lunch.
-- I'm just sayin'.
-- See? She's even making her mmMmm Good face!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

last night...

...after the parent-teacher conferences for my kids, we drove past the site on our way home.

the kids and i looked at it with longing

my wife shook her head sadly at us

especially me

my wife has visited this diary now, by the way

guess how she voted...

Monday, March 17, 2008

sonic haiku

early springtime rain
rages in my windswept soul
as i await you


early springtime rain
delays construction a bit
damn you, gordy young!

desperate measures

dearest sonic

day 10 of the building process, and i'm getting restless.

desperation for something different the other day led me to try a kangaroo stick from buffalo bob's.

exotic and tasty, to be sure.

but it didn't come with 53 billion distinctly different beverage flavor choices...

Monday, March 10, 2008

soon my darling we will be together again you and i

dear sonic

last night i dreamed i held you in my arms

it wont be long now


the construction began on thursday

i took this picture on friday






you and i

together again at last

right next to the kfc

i cant wait to agonize over which flavor syrup to add to my lemonade again

ive missed you so