What a productive day we had today working at the Annex. In spite of the 97 plus temps outside and probably 110 inside you guys knocked it out of the park.
Today’s accomplishments. We removed all of the remaining HVAC duct work, which was really a challenge based on its size, weight and height. It came down with a crash and no one was injured, which was a plus.
We removed the remaining overhead boiler pipes. Even cutting 6 inch pieces to preserve the one closet full of shelves. Nice work guys.
Lastly, this entire project we have recycled every piece of metal and wire, which has paid for all of our building materials, saw blades etc…. Today Brian and Dave hauled off all of the copper piping in various shapes and forms. It weighed in at 836 lbs and unbelievably it paid ……..$1,794.68. I still can’t believe this! We will be sending this money to our offering counters and ask that the money be deposited in the Living Stones account.
We are nearing the finish line on our portion of the demo project. All of us have put in countless hours of our time, have received many bumps, cuts and bruises, countless trips to the dump and recycle center. I am so pleased to have such a great team to work with.
Now it’s time for Mission Builders to get started and we work side by side with them to complete this project.
by Steve Reiner
Once again the team knocked it out of the park today. A very long day, but I am just so happy with what the team accomplished.
The wall heater units in the fellowship hall have been removed as well as the last remaining one in the narthex. Just so much hard work to take them apart. These will be a challenge to lift and haul away to the recycler next week.
You removed the rust filled boiler pipes in the sanctuary ceiling and most of the fellowship hall. Just a lot of work cutting the pipes especially inside the closets. Not to mention the mess, which we will clean up later.
Removing the gigantic HVAC ducts from the sanctuary was a big challenge, but it’s done now. Most importantly no one got knocked off a ladder as they came crashing down to the floor. Lol
With Steve Schenk from Mission builders arriving Friday afternoon as you know I am now in panic mode as the build becomes real! The work load will certainly increase and we will need many hands to be successful.
After discussing with Steve Corkill today. We are going to try to keep the bathrooms operational as long as possible to save money on renting a porta potty. Steve continues to say what a great job and money saving effort the demo teaming is doing.
Thank you for your heavy lift today and continued support. You make me so proud to be part of the team.
Things we need from the congregation:
Continued prayer support
More volunteers helping with the build (skilled and unskilled)
Weekly bathroom cleanings as the building support team grows.