A lot of demolition has been completed on the basement. We even have an official dumpster for debris. Some of the things that have been removed can be recycled or re-used, so that’s not in the dumpster.
David has plans to sell the scrap metal, etc. It may not bring much, but at least it can get used by someone else, and that’s important.
Remember our issues with getting the mail delivered to the site? It took a bit of doing, but Mandi and Lee finally fought the Postal Service and won the right to have mail delivered to The Hermit Haus. That’s a real prerequisite to moving the office there!
All we have to do now is get the mail slot installed, and that’s on David’s list for today.
The other major accomplishment on this project this week is that we’ve re-keyed all the locks. That’s important, because we are very familiar with the fact that church keys wander off in all directions, so you never know exactly who has one. Now just our team has access to the building (but really, criminals, if you want demolition debris, it’s all yours). I believe the team also replaced a door that was in bad shape, too.
What to Do with the Ceiling
Now that the fake ceiling is down, we can see why they put up a fake ceiling. There are all sorts of interesting holes caused by the retrofitted central air conditioning system. (More photos are at the end of this post.)
And there sure is some interesting wiring. We have a theory that a church member may have done the work at cost, but without attention to standard practices or building codes (if there were any at the time). A new lighting system will really make the place look better, though. Continue readingHermann says please like and share!