Just another very productive work week by some phenomenal volunteers. Describing you as amazing would be an understatement especially in the 100 + degree heat all week. Very thankful for the snacks and beverages provided by our congregation and the Saturday lunches.
We are moving out of the demo phase into the building phase as Mission Builders is preparing the roofs to receive the roof rafters and tower structure.
Mike has done a terrific job negotiating and getting signed contracts for most of the necessary contracts such as asbestos abatement , concrete/masonry, electrical, mechanical and plumbing. It’s a very time consuming task and more than a full time job for him. So grateful for his leadership and dedication to this major project.
For some perhaps you have forgotten what the renovated building and the new addition will look like so I’ll include a picture. I’ll also no longer be referring to the site as the Annex and use the exciting term Church!
This week we removed the men’s and women’s bathroom ceilings as both rooms will move down the hallway and be totally new facilities with a new mechanical room being located where the current ladies room resides. We also removed the exhaust fan ducts from both bathrooms. Still can’t figure out how the exhaust fan gets its power! Lol
We removed the window and wall above and below the window as part of the new construction from the ladies room. We then filled in the opening with a old door temporarily.
We removed the ladies room door frame and header as the wall will be removed in the next phase. We ventured onto the roof and removed the large cross. It was bigger and heavier than it looked from the ground. We will preserve this and perhaps be able to clean it, stain it and reuse it on the new structure.
The classroom wing hallway ceiling had detached from the ceiling joists and dropped about 3 inches. We blocked up the plaster ceiling and reattached it to the joists.
We hauled 2 loads of debris to the dump.
Lastly, we continued to remove existing electrical circuits and then add new temporary circuits for the teams equipment and tools. We also removed the water heater from the bathroom closet.
And our sanitation engineer continues to do a great job several times a week collecting the trash and recycle materials.
Like I say every week your volunteer work is incredibly important and valued beyond what words can express. Thanks for often stepping out of your comfort zone and taking on tasks that are new and challenging. The real fun begins in the upcoming weeks as the exterior construction begins.
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