When it comes to stocking, storing, and staging on our site, there is only one way to go…and that’s up. A visit to the top floor reveals valuable copper plumbing pipes and sprinkler system pipes arrayed 30 feet off the floor among the rafters. A crane was back this week to hoist all the roofing materials, from insulation to plywood to shingles, onto the building roof, where it will be easy to access next week.
Another crane is finishing the steel work for the roof tie-ins and the front canopy. Now that the third floor is a reality, the workers are finalizing the layout for the choir and youth rooms and plumbing rough-in for the bathrooms. Next week, 20 cubes of brick will be delivered and the masons will create some brick mock-ups so that we can all see what the façade will look like.
With the sprinkler system piping delivered from the fabricators, it won’t be too long before we start installing long-needed sprinklers throughout the church and parish hall — in old buildings and new. It’s one of the many ways our historic buildings are benefitting from being joined to new construction.
You’re the top. Thanks for your help in getting us over the top and into the third floor and for your generous response to our annual operating needs via the annual campaign. We made good progress last week and our volunteers are busy contacting those who still have annual pledges outstanding. We historically have a significant number of pledges that come in during February and March — it’s not too late! Also please remember: if you had an automatic debit from your bank account or charge to your credit or debit card for 2013, you need to re-authorize for 2014. You can do it all online or call the church office for assistance.