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Men at Work!

February has fled, leaving nothing but cold and snow in its wake. March is here, bringing cold air and snow. What the what? But that doesn’t slow down progress at the White Church Gallery.

That's why God made boots!

That’s why God made boots!

As predicted, weekend events back home prevented my journey to the Church, but apparently my awesome husband anointed himself court photographer in my absence. He usually shuns the camera, but either he doesn’t think I believe he really works when he’s there alone, or he secretly enjoys taking pictures of progress! I think it’s a little of both…

I do believe he works, because he is very passionate about whatever he does. And he’s a very hard worker. Plus…I knew he wouldn’t be alone. Thanks to “Captain” Ron Picard, the mammoth job of painting the ceiling was nearly accomplished! So let’s see what the boys were up to!

Ron Picard rolling the ceiling with Kilz!

Ron Picard rolling the ceiling with Kilz!

Ahem, court photographer, is this the first one you took? Looks like you’re halfway through! Ha Ha- it’s looking good!
We thought about spraying the paint on, but the first coat needs the attention hand rolling could only give. Hence the circus act these two performed on a system of scaffolding and ladders. Go boys, go!
Check out the scaffolding-ladder system!

Check out the scaffolding-ladder system!

Is he really on his tippy toes?

Is he really on his tippy toes?

Yep, he is! He’s a pro! And so it went.
And just to prove he was rolling too, look what I found on the camera!
I recognize those paint splatters on your glasses! My hero!

I recognize those paint splatters on your glasses! My hero!

And so, here are the results of their hard work.
View to the front door

View to the front door

Wow. What a difference. Now the cracks look fine. When we had finished the ceiling over the “attic” I thought the cracks made it look dirty, but now it looks great!
Nice!

Nice!

Cool- the white ceiling really picks up colors! We were pondering what color we’d paint the ceiling, but we’re in love with the lightness of the ceiling, so we’ll go with something a shade or two creamier and less blinding softer than stark white.
Quittin' time!

Quittin’ time!

Looks like there’s just a little bit left to prime. Then we can spray the color coat on.
The next morning, Grindstone Mike went back for some daylight pix- I love it! Nice job, Reluctant Court Photographer!
Early morning light

Early morning light

Yay Kilz!

Yay Kilz!

Oh ho- Mr. Reluctant Photographer shows his true artist colors. Look what else I found on the camera!
Port Austin, looking at the breakwall.

Port Austin, looking at the breakwall.

Port Austin, with the Lighthouse in the distance

Port Austin, with the Lighthouse in the distance

Port Austin Lighthouse, from Bird Creek Park

Port Austin Lighthouse, from Bird Creek Park

Nice work, Mike. I guess someone just earned himself a new job! (As if he didn’t have enough to do!)
Hopefully I can help out in the next few weeks, if I can break away from other commitments. Meanwhile, thanks Captain Ron for all your hard work, and thanks, Grindstone Mike, for being you!
– The White Church Gallery