Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, February 26

We had a work day last Saturday. A small group of guys came up from Living Hope Church. While Chrissy and Jo were preparing lunch for the entire crew, George Caylor painted the ceiling in the second dorm room. Dave Detloff put up tongue and groove on the walls, and Brian Reynard was working on electrical stuff. Jen, McKenna, and some girls from Able helped out by moving all of the paint, stain, and finishes from the nature center (where there's no longer heat) to the dorm (heated). Then they primed the bathroom that Tim mudded last week, and then moved on to hanging sheet rock in the second bathroom. On Monday, 5 guys from Silver Birch Ranch came again to help out. They finished hanging the sheet rock that was started previously, then they sheet rocked the entire central furnace room. Rick Bub, from Athelstane, also came out again with two add'l guys from Cornerstone Church. They installed more tongue and groove and had the not-so-fab-pleasure of moving many 12' sheets of drywall from dorm 1 to dorm 4.

Over the weekend, Tony and family, joined by the Cleereman's, took advantage of the kids having Monday off of school, by going "up north" to the family cabin. They had great winter weather to enjoy a walk to the lake and an adventure to the bottom of Bond Falls.
Since returning, Karol and Tony have been working hard on camp stuff. The schedule has taken on many changes and is almost finished. For those of you who attend camp, you may be interested to know about theme night changes: German is out for this year, and a tailgating party has been added. So you now have lots of time to get a jersey or NFL t-shirt. I think it'll be a great addition to camp! Tony has the camp theme logo done and t-shirt color picked out. He's also been spending a lot of time searching for a much needed minibus or large van. The blue diesel one that I blogged about a few months ago is no longer available, so we're trying to find another vehicle to fill that need. Karol's been researching new two way radios for camp. The ones we've been using are ancient (in two way radio years) and because of a change in FCC rules, will no longer be usable. A lot has changed in two ways since we last purchased them and there's a lot of choices to sift through. Karol and Tony have also been spending many an hour on the plans for the kitchen/dining room. The kitchen, which will be in the existing garage, is pretty well laid out, now we're focusing on the 4,000 sq ft addition that will be the dining room. Floor plans aren't so hard, it's the third dimension that gets tricky. That's a whole lot of roofline to make work.

Yesterday, Tim, Marceaux and the guys mudded the seams in the attic. This means that it can now be used for much much much needed storage.

Last weekend, after leaving the Weidners, Molly went home for a visit with the folks. We look forward to having her back this weekend.

Jen and the Able Attack had a basketball game last Tuesday evening. Jen has been working some in Pound, plus she and Marceaux have been putting in a lot of hours on wedding arrangements. Marceaux worked on a van with a wheelchair lift that we have, but aren't currently using, for a possible trade for a vehicle with more seats, with someone that Tony's been talking to. Marceaux's now on the hunt for a used fuel pump for it.

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