We got all the plants and shrubs planted -- thanks to all those hardy souls that came out to help with the digging, hauling, planting, and watering. Everyone there that day can surely say they put their sweat equity in for the new church, as it was an extremely hot day! Jim and Leon have built and bricked the exterior wall on the northeast corner of the church. Behind this wall will be cooling units. They have also put in the precast concrete trim for the rose window above the main entrance, and laid more brick on that level. Our mudders have finished mudding the nave windows that are in - we are still waiting for our last four nave windows. The painters have been busy painting the stairwell walls, second coats on many of the walls in the nave and narthex area, metal door frames, entablatures, and the adoration chapel walls. Eric has installed many of the light fixtures in the narthex, nave, cry room , and social hall areas. Most of our “EXIT” signs have been installed along with the fire emergency lights. The sound system wires have been pulled and the system is being checked. Ken and Joe have been flushing the pipe system and getting the heat/air units ready to be fired up. Lincoln Glass put in the metal framing for the light tunnel inside window. Al and Joe have put in many of the wood doors. This past few weeks they have also been working hard installing the entablature on the choir loft railing. This has been a big challenge getting the wood to curve at both ends of the railing. Erv has the tile laid in the sanctuary and MJ has most of that area grouted.
Fr Schweiger and woodworking crew have made and installed the choir railing posts, and are working on the capitals for the sanctuary. (capitals - curved wood pieces made out of the burr oak, that go on the top of the columns in the sanctuary). The pew crew has been sanding the seats and backs and putting epoxy in the knots where needed. This past week volunteers have cut the fabric for the kneelers and will be assembling them this next week.
From Your Construction Sidewalk Supervisor