I got an early Christmas present last week.

These are the plans that the staff of the university’s Memorial Union has used to care for the building over the years. I had hoped that they would be in better condition than the ones that survived the flood at Facilities, Planning and Management. Those plans are nicely flat now but are adhered together in groups of three to five.

Unfortunately, I think that most of the plans from the Union will only serve as a good example of what we mean when we say something is a working document. Obviously these plans have been well used over the years by the facilities people at the Union.

Not all is lost. There are several plans in the rolls that will complete the set that survived the flood. There was also a very nice surprise hidden away that I will blog about in January. Many thanks to Dave, Ken and Richard at the Memorial Union for sharing their copies of the plans.