Just another fun filled week working on more demo at the church. I am always impressed with your work ethic and dedication to this project. The Narthex roof was supported by heavy steel I-Beams. We worked one solid day just removing the pitched steel beams by grinding off the rusted bolts. Then we had fun tying a rope around the beams and pulling them down.
The next day Arnie agreed to use his cutting torch which made quick work of cutting the bolts loose. We tore down all of the steel and then had fun removing the concrete pillars. Three we pushed over but the 3rd one we had to break it apart. Like always the cleanup of concrete rubble is always a chore as it’s just so heavy.
The following day Arnie again jumped into action and started cutting up the I-beams in manageable pieces. A 780 lbs load of steel was taken to the recycle center and we were paid $37.
I failed to mention last week the team recycled all of the aluminum facia and gutters and received a whopping $194.80. We used the money to purchased 2 sets of Argon gas and 2 sets of oxygen so Arnie could cut up the I-beams. Spent $132 on the tanks and it was well worth it!
We then climbed up on ladders to remove the remaining part of the roof and the old wood planks covering the front of the church. Lots more debris taken to the dump.
Lastly, Arnie spent some time building a wood frame for the new Rejoice Fellowship signs Jamie had made. He then put up posts and setup the sign. He did a terrific job.
Speaking of Arnie….Arnie and Mem left this Saturday for a long trip to Spokane, Washington visiting friends and family along the way. Then they will return home to Texas. We will all miss them both and especially Arnie’s impressive carpenter skills and abilities to fix things. Thank you Arnie.
If you wanted to send them a personal thank you note, you may contact JT in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org for Arnie and Mem's mailing address.
Thank you team for all of your hard work.
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