February became the month Mike and I dreamed about where contractors were working through out the building. For the 1st time it really looked like a construction site which we were so happy to see.
We worked hard at removing the old ladies' room partition walls and fixtures. Then we attacked removing the block wall between the old ladies' room and men's room. We have become experts at knocking down walls! They aren’t afraid of challenges for sure. In fact I think they like swinging the sledge hammer and blowing a big hole in a wall! We still hate shoveling up the debris and hauling it to the dump which took many trips. Removing the wall exposed the copper plumbing in the men’s room so we found every scrap of plywood in the building and built a wall to secure it from theft.
Masons continued to fill in block openings through out the old sanctuary, warming kitchen and hallway.
Plumber installed the new water supply with a cut off and hose bib and installed the plumbing roof vents.
The electricians came back on site to demo the old electrical breaker boxes and cabinet in preparation for the new electrical supply BGE would run. We worked side by side with them even helping remove the old electrical mast and install the new one which probably weighed 300 lbs. We were grateful the electricians had a generator we could share.
Lots of emails and phone calls being made to obtain lumber quotes, siding quotes, roofer contract signing etc…. Lots of checks written by Teresa to move the project forward.
I am so grateful for your continued efforts building our church. You guys are amazing workers. Without you the project would not be possible and you have learned a valuable lesson that “Suspenders” are the key to success! LOL