All sorts of stuff went on over the weekend, but in the midst of it we got some more work done, which is a testament to our ability to multi-task. While Lee drove off for a family thing, I stayed in Cameron and supervised two fine folks working on the ceiling area of the Hermit Haus that is where we want to put a reception area for Hearts Homes and Hands (which should be opening by October 15!). Since we already got some really nice rustic furniture for the area, we are looking forward to how rustic it will look with the exposed ceiling.
Mike led the team, and did a great job putting up plastic and installing a fan to blow OUT of the office area. That minimized the dust coming in to the rest of the basement area. It’s always a real mess dealing with ceiling removal, so the team wore lots of safety equipment, too. They learned from last time.
Our other team member this week was Joe, and even though he’s only 14, he really pulled his weight. It helps that he’s pretty muscular for his age and already does a lot of physical work over at our family farm in Yorktown. By early afternoon, they’d gotten all the ceiling torn down and the area swept and tidied. Many trash-can loads were removed, so they got a lot of stair climbing in.
Joe’s mom, Eva, read her book on the futon and I did a bunch of work and blogging (also work) while they were busy, so it was productive time for all.
Back to Normal
On Sunday, Mike came back in and put all the furniture back as best as he could. It’s okay anyway, we’re just going to rearrange things next weekend anyway! But the important thing he did was to repair our little statue of Hermann holding a light for people to see where the stairs are. We think his lamp got knocked off when the air conditioning system was being installed, and I had been pretty sad about it.
But Mike got him looking as good as new. I sure appreciate my friends.
The whole area sure looks good. I can see progress now! Stay tuned for more progress as we get that building ready for more events and setting up the offices. We may be removing the tile floor next. It’s going to have to go eventually, anyway.
Enjoy these finished ceiling photos!Hermann says please like and share!