The building team has not stopped working I just fell way behind on the weekly blogs.
We accomplished a lot during December and January in spite of the terribly cold weather outside and inside! It’s difficult to work with so many layers of clothes on and wearing winter gloves but we pushed through.
Running water became a real issue in spite of turning off the main water supply and draining the pipes the lines still froze in the walls. So we rented a porta potty for us and the contractors. We began the process of removing all of the existing copper pipe.
Lots of the cinder block walls were repaired where they had broken during demolition. We built the attic entrance in the classroom wing.
The masons were on site to begin the work of cutting a doorway into the new bathroom and installing a concrete header. They also did the same thing for the rear storage room.
Next they cut out one of two pass through into the warming kitchen and the new doorway. Installing headers in both locations. This project has been a low priority to the contractor as our work hasn’t been urgent so when the weather is bad they show up to work. It’s worked great for us and them. The building was there daily to haul away truck load after truck load of block rubble and to board up openings that left us vulnerable to theft.
Many contract estimates were requested, reviewed and some signed during this time period. This is probably the most time consuming part of managing the build process. No one calls you back. No one replies to your numerous emails. Contractors are just crazy busy with work. Very frustrating at times.
Thanks to the building team for all of their efforts building your church and doing a lot of very difficult demo work!