A slightly less productive week as we are running out of construction work we can do without roof shingles on the building.
We are busy trying to finalize the HVAC contract and specifics related to the units to be installed.
Still working with a few roofers and we are now close to making a selection.
Working on getting pricing on the exterior Hardie board and PVC a trim.
We finished installing the three layers of fire rated drywall on the exterior eaves. Glad that job is done!
Took a few more trips to the dump with debris. One trip to the metal recycle center weighing over 400 lbs and made $12.80.
During the Summer the sidewall connected to the ladies rest room had to be removed, which had the cornerstone in it. Not sure why the cornerstone was not located on the front of the building. We had the site contractor simply pull the entire wall over and we kept the cornerstone dated 1963. It’s part of the history of the building and so we just didn’t throw it away. Later in the Summer as we removed all of the structural steel holding up the Narthex roof it left a void in the stone wall. So we have decided to relocate the cornerstone into this area and block up the rest of the opening.
The corner stones is crazy heavy and too large to fit in the opening. So in cutting it down to size we discovered inside was a time capsule. So glad we just didn’t discard the cornerstone as we wouldn’t have been able to see the historical documents. Inside was a copy of the Lutheran magazine dated March 1964, several copies of the Maryland gazette, coins, church incorporation, bi-laws, ground breaking and cornerstone laying ceremonies and a picture of the 1961 confirmation class. We will have to create a time capsule and corner plaque for our new sanctuary.
Cut all of the cinder blocks to fit in the Narthex wall opening.
We worked 21.5 hours this week.
Thanks to the team for all of their continued hard work on this big project.