And so you did....Thank you, Thank you!
The second floor of Wesley Hall is well on the way to being accessible to those who do not navigate stairs with ease. Thanks to all in the congregation who funded the project through the Capital Campaign, supported contributing initiatives along the way and participated in this last great leap forward Columbus Day Weekend construction retreat.
Indeed it is easier to visualize the Bridge now that the floor, walls and roof framework are up.
The energy and dedication poured into the project on the retreat was very impressive. There was a crew that cut all the wood to size, a crew that set the long engineered floor joists, insulated between them and glued and screwed down the tongue and groove plywood subfloor, and a third crew that delivered lumber, building parts and supplies up to assemblers. There was also a crew that framed and erected walls. Another crew installed roof trusses. Finally, a crew built eaves and another installed roof sheathing.
It was like a dance! The crews worked together in step following one activity with another to roll out the new structure from west to east at each level....
Not that there weren't times when we had to scratch our heads and field-engineer unexpected conditions, but the volunteers were patient and moved forward to an impressive end to the weekend.
What a community!
As the bridge took shape overhead, two youth from the congregation prefabricated in the driveway two ramp sections for a senior woman in Ridgebury. That ramp was delivered on the following Thursday along with a long ramp to Higganum past Hartford.
The remaining Thursdays in October were spent finishing roof and eave carpentry sufficiently to be ready to:
INSTALL THE SLATE ROOF ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3!
There will again be plenty of ground and low scaffold work for volunteers that is essential to get the roof on. We will also be installing a couple ramps that Saturday for people trapped in their homes....Sooo....
Come lend a hand if you can,
WE LOVE WORKING ON A CHURCH