Not much big lifting went on in the Church this weekend. But we did some fine inspection of various beloved features, including what lies behind the cross.
And I don’t mean the incredible and humbling story of Jesus being crucified for our sins. I mean the quatrefoil with intact glass, for the most part. Not quite as awesome, but still of great interest to us.
Unfortunately, the structure of wood holding the glass is less than intact.
So up on the ladder he did climb.
We both really wanted to let the light through- even for a moment, but the structure was too fragile and we didn’t want to take the chance of glass breaking. For now, it’s still covered. But it’s quite a nice view from up there! We could almost see the sunlight streaming in through the window.
There was some drywalling going on. The plaster had cracked and fallen off in spots, so that had to be cut out and patched.
It will be plastered and painted.
Further scrutiny revealed other places that need tender love and care, A.K.A. crafty carpentry.
But the fine wood work will have to wait. The big ticket item this coming week will be the roof. We all agree that the roof needs instant attention.
I can’t wait for the “after” pictures. That little chimney will be gone, as well, but the new wood stove pipe will appear.
I did have a chance for some quiet time. In fact, most of Sunny Saturday was spent working on Pysanki eggs for easter. I had some great ideas this year.
Oh well, better luck next year, I guess. I don’t really want to wait a year though, I want to try again NOW! But easter and spring break are over, and there’s nearly two more months of school left, so I will have to ponder my mistakes and try again when I can.
I did finish the egg for the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church, (ROFUM) where I became a member this past Sunday. Again, the egg didn’t turn out like I planned, but it marked the occasion.
I wore Methodist red, and Mike came to cheer me on! We broke our ascetic Lenten fast with some Polish sausage, banana bread, Stella Artois and a butter lamb. It was a lovely Easter!
– The White Church Gallery