This is a bit of a love letter to 2014. It was a busy year! But a lovely one. And only good things to come in 2015.
The Church will be open by June. How do we know?
How could we possibly be open in 5! Five! 5! months?
With a punch list a country mile long?
Because we have a wedding to get ready for!
Coming in June: a June Wedding. The daughter of a close friend wants to be wed in the old country Church, and it will be our excitement and pleasure to prepare the aisles.
Hey everyone, grab a tool and let’s get bizzy!
With the exception of the water tanks going in the floor, most of the very large objectives have been met.
Let’s review: 2014 started out with good cheer and lots of ambition.
It was also one of the most brutal winters I can ever remember.
Sub zero temps, snow snow snow. Six snow days from school, three of them at the end of Christmas break. We hunkered down.
Luckily the geothermal heating system made the Church snug for comfortable working.
So we did trim work. That meant caulk, and lots of it.
This one about did us in. We didn’t plan it this way, but after the big sanding effort, we took a bit of hiatus. We still worked, but the giant exhausting efforts were put on hold for the rest of the summer…
We did have visitors and fun. Speaking of the upcoming nuptials, here are the parents of the bride checking out the status of the church.
We also worked on other projects back in our home and our cottage. Projects to make the rest of our life away from the Church a little nicer.
When we bought our house in Royal Oak, the entire place was paneled and featured dropped ceilings. We gutted, drywalled and painted the entire place with one exception: there was one room that didn’t get the treatment. That was 12 years ago.
We kind of dug the panelling, at least enough to keep it for 12 years. Plus it was a spare room, and we used it as a walk in closet.
Not really, so … grab the primer and paint, time to get busy!
“Little” projects like this don’t seem to phase us much after working on the Church. We are a pretty well oiled machine.
Meanwhile, back in Grindstone City, new road was being laid down. What a difference it makes.
Trees were planted as well. Some day they will be mighty. Right now they are mini!
Meanwhile, on the human front, there were patent awards given out.
And weddings held.
Whew! What a year.
Of course there was more, but I’m behind in my posts, so onward, 2015! And we’ll see more such celebrations and renovations, to be sure.