Friday, July 22, 2011

Let its door be rugged and strong to turn back the tempter's power, but open and inviting to those who are your guests.

Ryan and Laura cleared off this shelf, we've decided it hasn't been moved since 1982. And surprise, cool windows. We had forgotten they were there, silly us.

Checking the old paint cans for keepers.

Wendy and the CLIPBOARD.

Cool piece of furniture lurking in the old bathroom, make us an offer!

Carolyn measures twice and cuts once!

Brendan and Ryan are .......... ( you fill in the blank).

Josh checks out the exhaust fan and Ryan .......(fill in the blank here, as well).

Look, there will be two sinks in this bathroom!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Century Mark

Doing our best to keep our volunteers cool!

- Posted using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Make the threshold of this house smooth enough to be no stumbling block to children, or barrier to the elderly and disabled.

We’ve ( the “Royal” we) have been studying the plans carefully, and we’re making progress. With the assistance of a “real” plumber and “real” electrician and our top-notch site manager, Josh, and talented and willing and able volunteers and support volunteers, we are making progress. If you attended Oak Hill in the late 1950s early 1960s, you will be amazed by the transformation of the Annex Building.

You might remember a restroom on the second floor. We are transforming that room, and the room to the North of it ( to the right, facing the rest room) into two restrooms. Each containing two shower/dressing areas, double sinks and toilets. Also, amazing is the amount of “stuff” that we got rid of. It’s hard to let go. I found an old goose neck lamp that had a metal tag attached with a twist tie. It was stamped with the name and address of a long time member and church worker, Bob Kalhorn. My immediate thought was that we needed to save it. After counsel with Pastor Chris that Bob had plenty of light where he is now, ( Heaven, no doubt), and the pros and cons of hoarding, I decided to keep the tag, and we put the lamp next to the dumpster. I think Bob would have liked that. Bob was like so many of us, he loved finding a treasure in the alley, and was known to go “dumpster diving” with another member, Dave. I hope the lamp has found a home.

Some of our support volunteers catch up on dvds while mom and/or dad are busy, they are called out to haul light weight stuff and sweep and hammer!

Some of our support volunteers help set out meals and clean up and keep the cooling station stocked with beverages and snacks.

When not preparing a meal, some of us catch up on blog posts, MCU ads on photoshop and other "important" stuff.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

O God, make the doorway of this house narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride, and strife.

We passed our framing inspection! The frames are up, and the showers are roughed in. We love our plumber and our volunteers!

It's hot, but the workers are staying hydrated. We have some wonderful volunteers bringing ice, and iced tea, and breakfast, lunch and dinner!

O God, make the doorway of this house wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship

During a Staycation week, we can bring our own airconditioning to the worksite and not have to haul it 1,000 miles!

What!? Two air conditioners?! This is a high class operation!

Looks are deceiving! Volunteers came in before our work week and got ahead start on some of the demolition and plumbling prep work.But there is still plenty for this volunteer group to accomplish this week. Let's rip out this stuff.

And this stuff!

Then, the Home Depot Guy shows up with the supplies! Here's what we've been waiting for....the showers. ( I know, we can't put them in YET.)

Let's get started!

Sunday, July 3, 2011



We're working on a new ad for the upcoming MCU Directory. What do you think?