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Tag Archives: Renovation

Midwinter Jicker Boots

Midwinter Jicker. I looked it up. It’s not a real phrase, according to Scrabble and the dictionary, but I know it’s real because 1. I’m in it and 2. Lots of other people are too. Dr. Seuss knew about it- he made it up. It’s perfect. It’s the anomaly of weather at this time of […]

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Drywall!

I’ve been in the habit of bolting out of school on fridays and driving north. I say goodbye to the Astronomy Club kids, hop in the car and drive two hours in the waning but magnificent burnt orange sunlight ’til I make my way to Grindstone Corners! I get to the church with some pent […]

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Visitors Bearing Gifts

A little backstory: I’m not from Michigan. I was born and raised in upstate NY, in a suburb of Rochester NY. I moved to Michigan to work at the Longway Planetarium in Flint, MI, after living in the NYC area for several years. I’ve been happily in Michigan around 15 years now, and the ONLY […]

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Uncovering the Window

For as many years as can be remembered by the living, there has been a red circle with a white cross in the front of the Church. Here’s the story of the uncovering of the Quatrefoil window. First light was quite exciting! I couldn’t take pictures of bringing the window down since I was holding […]

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Workin’ It.

The season of summer slid right into fall, and still we are scraping and painting. I personally find scraping to be fairly therapeutic. I guess the boys think I need this therapy because they let me do it! With no interference. Now since I am the author of this recorded history, I will not come […]

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Scraping, Painting.

We’ve started painting the outside of the Church. The first investment was a “Paint Eater.” Scrape, then paint. Scrape some more, then paint some more. Two coats of Sikkens white does the trick. You can hear the sucking sound as the old wood takes it in. Upward! Pretty! Now the north face… Scrape, paint, scrape, […]

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