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Tag Archives: restoration

Happy Birthday!

I turned 48 on Friday, May 15th, and I will tell you about the most exciting birthday I’ve had in a long time! But not because of the cake, though it was sweet and thoughtful! It was about the Window! The last time we saw the quatrefoil window¬†, the frame was remade. Meanwhile, glass artist […]

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Chipping Away!

This window needed to go in. The Church needs its eyes open! Couldn’t find any of the three wonder bars we own, so pry bar it is! (This might be an old joke, but it occurs to me that that wonder bar is aptly named- we are always wondering where the HECK it is!) After […]

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Glazing Over

The Church has had its eyes shut for a few months. We took in the windows for repair and reglazing. We started by sanding down the old wood and giving them a few new coats of paint. To keep the inside weather separate from the outside weather, we needed to glaze the windows. Glazing is […]

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Floored Part II

Last week in our exciting episode of “Let’s Renovate an Old Church in Our Spare Time” we left halfway done with the floors. So what was it like to go back at it the following weekend? It was awesome. It was like getting back on the horse, after you had fallen and broken all the […]

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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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Summer plans

So what’s going on at the Church this season? After the heating/cooling system went in, we had to huddle down, replenish the coffers, and plan the next step. After much thought and prayer, it became clear that we need more…space! Yes, the church is big and beautiful, but when we take out the plaster, insulate […]

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Rybak’s Ice Cream Store is Open!

Grindstone Corners is officially open for business. The first of three planned businesses is going strong! If you’re screaming for ice cream in an amazingly restored original Grindstone Building filled with jewelry, toys, candles, scarves and so much more, along with the tastiest ice cream, you need to stop in to Rybak’s Ice Cream Store. […]

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