So much happened yesterday that I never got a chance to write it down. So, let’s play catch-up!
Yesterday the architect team came up bright and earlier (would have been earlier if it hadn’t been for a coffee spillage disaster) to get exact measurements of the Hermit Haus. Ken brought his colleague, Ana, who got a crash course in just how detailed measuring for a project can be.
First, they drew an outline of all the rooms in the property, then they very carefully measured every wall, interior and exterior, so their plan can be accurate. One little challenge they had was that, since the interior windows of the basement are all bricked in, they had to measure those outside. I really enjoyed listening in as they talked about what they were finding and the implications of various aspects of the building.
Ana asked a lot of good questions about what we were going to do about the exterior. She seemed relieved to hear that Ken planned to do some sprucing up! The good news is that they both seemed pretty excited about the possibilities, even with all the quirks of the building.
We Made Some Improvements, Too
While the architects were busy, I cleaned the women’s restroom (which came out pretty good), and swept all around the outside, so the place would look “lived in.”
While all that was going on, the mailman (Chris) dropped by to say hi and let us know we have two letters waiting for our mailbox to get installed. We showed him where we are going to put our mail slot or box, and he thinks it’s a good place. He was happy to know we also bought the house behind the church building and will be fixing it up. One thing about small towns is that for the most part, people are really friendly and genuinely seem happy to see the improvements we are hoping to make.
Meanwhile, Lee got busy and removed the church signs, because we sure wouldn’t want any visitor to try to attend services and find no one there on a Sunday morning. The letters came off quite easily, and we have saved them, though I don’t know what for. Now we need to put something up in its place.
Later in the afternoon, Mandi and I went to Ye Olde Dollar Store and bought some decorations for the front door. It just seemed to need a little holiday cheer. It’s not much, but it makes the place look loved, we hope.
David should be getting back to work on the church demolition today, and we also hired someone to help with getting the rest of the debris in the dumpster while David concentrates on demo. This allows Kim to relax, which is a good thing.
Tomorrow we have more to report on the house behind the church, so stay tuned.