Between January 9 and January 14, I was at the church four different times. And every time, additional progress was clearly visible. These photos are from Sunday, Jan. 14, and undoubtedly there will be new views next weekend!
Cabinets, counter top, sink and floor tile all appeared in this week.
Where once a small kitchen unit backed up to two tiny rest rooms, we now have a well lighted, functional small kitchen. We are shopping for a stove, microwave hood and refrigerator to complete the look. The faucets will be installed when the plumber pays us a visit.
Also ready for the plumber are the new accessible restrooms. The entry from the hallway is finished and ready. (And no, it isn't crooked at the bottom. It's just the optical limitations of my camera.
Once inside the entry, each restroom has a door. This one is to the women's restroom. Of course there will be signs when the facilities are ready to use.
Handrails are installed and all is ready for the plumber to connect the toilet and the carpenter to install the stall divider. This view below is in the men's room.
Sinks have been fastened to the walls with care in both rest rooms. This is another men's room view (the lighting was better.)
All is ready for the plumber to come back. Barry, where are you?
Meanwhile, outside we can see that Barry's work fixing the roof drains and under ground tile on the north side of the sanctuary is complete, and the concrete guys have laid the foundation for the next phase of the ramp that will lead to the sanctuary door.
Rounding the corner and looking south, toward our neighbor Jack in the Box, part of the old plaza is demolished and more grading and footings are in place for the continuation of the ramp. We have learned that the brick facing on the remaining portion of the porch (which covers the basement utility room) is in worse shape than originally thought and will have to be replaced, raising the cost of the project. We don't yet have that estimate.
This view from the southeast corner of the sanctuary shows the demolition progress on this side. In addition, Barry is also repairing the roof drains and underground tile on the south side of the building, after we discovered the tile was laid uphill, causing the runoff to back up in heavy rains. No more mopping the fellowship hall after a storm, we hope! Stop by next week for more updates, and also some exciting views of a wonderful gift that a member has donated to our fundraising campaign.
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