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20071005- MG 6940
  • Day-01-1
    April 10: Removal of the stairs
  • Day-01-2
    April 10
  • Day-01-3
    April 10

  • Day-02-1
    April 11: This photo shows the shrubs, bulbs and other plants that can be picked up by anyone that wants them. There are a couple of boxwoods and a holly tree about 6 ft. tall. Cal Oren will be happy to do the hauling if anyone wants them.
  • Day-02-2
    April 11: Front of the parish.
  • Day-02-3
    April 11: This photo is the corner next to the sidewalk, where I believe the majority of the water was coming into the building. Even from the photo, you can tell that the wall construction is anything but waterproof. This will all be changing very soon!

  • Day-03-1
    April 12: Cementing the foundation
  • Day-03-2
    April 12
  • Day-03-3
    April 12
  • Day-03-4
    April 12

  • Day-09-1
    April 17: Tar and our "(Like a ) Bridge Over Troubled Foundation'. The parish hall flooded over the weekend, probably via the lovely moat that grew out of the weekend rain storms; calls by some parishioners to add alligators to the moat remained un-heeded by the parish council. Our construction crew managed to remove the moat, and the parish hall was dry by Tuesday Vespers.
  • Day-09-3
    April 17:
  • Day-09-4
    April 17: The rocks by the marquee don't look too bad, actually. There are rumblings of keeping them!
  • Day-09-5
    April 17: Another shot of our "(Like a) Bridge over Troubled Foundation".

  • Day-10-1
    April 18: The drainage piping that is designed to take the water away from the building.
  • Day-10-2
    April 18: Piping from the building to the storm sewer under the sidewalk
  • Day-10-3
    April 18: Worker connecting the drain piping into the storm sewer.
  • Day-10-4
    April 18: Who would have guessed the pile of dirt could get BIGGER?!

  • Day-23-4
    May 3: Concrete gets poured tomorrow!
  • Day-23-6
    May 3: Retainer walls for concrete base.
  • Day-23-8
    May 3: steel reinforcement for concrete<

  • Day-30-7
    May 10: We have a solid structure again!
  • Day-30-2
    May 10: Future home of a wheelchair lift
  • Day-30-3
    May 10: Future home of a concrete slab from which to enter the narthex
  • Day-30-5
    May 10: All that remains of our moat (Day 9a )
  • Day-30-6
    May 10: All that remains of Mt. Muck (Day 3b)
  • Day-30-8
    May 10: Benny (Bob's friend)

  • 20070517-002
    May 17: We have steps!
  • 20070517-003
    May 17: We have steps! And it appears there is more to come.
  • 20070517-005
    May 17: We have steps! And nails, too.
  • 20070517-008
    May 17: Not the wheelchair lift (though it would do in a pinch).

  • 20070523-001
    Day 43/May 23: The sidewalk begins
  • 20070523-002
    Day 43/May 23: The sidewalk begins
  • 20070523-003
    Day 43/May 23: The sidewalk begins

  • 20070530-002
    Day 50/May 30: Work begins on the side of the parish.
  • 20070530-003
    Day 50/May 30: Work begins on the side of the parish.
  • 20070530-004
    Day 50/May 30: There is this large cast iron frame of sorts in the ground, and the contractor could not budge it with the bobcat or small backhoe he was using. They even dug down around the edge at least a foot, and it remained just as solid. I told them to go ahead and pour concrete over it. We Orthodox do love a good mystery!
  • 20070530-005
    Day 50/May 30: There is this large cast iron frame of sorts in the ground, and the contractor could not budge it with the bobcat or small backhoe he was using. They even dug down around the edge at least a foot, and it remained just as solid. I told them to go ahead and pour concrete over it. We Orthodox do love a good mystery!
  • 20070530-006
    Day 50/May 30: There is this large cast iron frame of sorts in the ground, and the contractor could not budge it with the bobcat or small backhoe he was using. They even dug down around the edge at least a foot, and it remained just as solid. I told them to go ahead and pour concrete over it. We Orthodox do love a good mystery!
  • 20070530-007
    Day 50/May 30: There is this large cast iron frame of sorts in the ground, and the contractor could not budge it with the bobcat or small backhoe he was using. They even dug down around the edge at least a foot, and it remained just as solid. I told them to go ahead and pour concrete over it. We Orthodox do love a good mystery!
  • 20070530-008
    Day 50/May 30: There is this large cast iron frame of sorts in the ground, and the contractor could not budge it with the bobcat or small backhoe he was using. They even dug down around the edge at least a foot, and it remained just as solid. I told them to go ahead and pour concrete over it. We Orthodox do love a good mystery!

  • 20070531-IMG 2169
    Day 51/May 31: our sump pump
  • 20070531-IMG 2170
    Day 51/May 31: Our new porch is getting a face lift! The Holy Cross Models (HCM, Inc.), casually looking as if they were mere layman and a priest. Talent like that is hard to find!
  • 20070531-IMG 2171
    Day 51/May 31: Our new porch is getting a face lift!
  • 20070531-IMG 2173
    Day 51/May 31: New porch getting a face lift to match the rest of the parish facade.
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  • 20070531-IMG 2178
    Day 51/May 31: A new mound of dirt, by special request from the 8-11 year old boy sunday school class.
  • 20070531-IMG 2180
    Day 51/May 31: The strange iron square seen on Day 50 is now under the wire mesh that will become a slab of cement. Popular theories include: the iron object is a time capsule; It is an old boiler some former tenants neglected to discard; it is Jimmy Hoffa's resting place.

  • 061207 005-1
    Day 62/June 12
  • 061207 006-1
    Day 62/June 12
  • 061207 007-1
    Day 62/June 12
  • 061207 008-1
    Day 62/June 12

  • Day-100-004
    July 20/Day 100: New wheelchair lift
  • Day-100-005
    July 20/Day 100: New steel doors, to be painted red.
  • Day-100-006
    July 20/Day 100: Wheelchair lift from the ground.

  • 20070905- MG 6284.CR2
    September 4/Day 141: Railings are on!
  • 20070905- MG 6288.CR2
    September 4/Day 141: Handrials nearly finished
  • 20070905- MG 6290.CR2
    September 4/Day 141:
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    September 4/Day 141:
  • 20070905- MG 6298.CR2
    September 4/Day 141: Stone facade almost complete

  • 20071005- MG 6940
    Day 170 - Caps are on the pillars! New marque to come...
  • 20071005- MG 6942
    Day 170 - Caps are on the pillars! New marque to come...
  • 20071005- MG 6943
    Day 170 - Caps are on the pillars! New marque to come...

20071005- MG 6940