It’s been a year…since the last Polka Fest. Hard to believe, but here it is, the end of September, and the red and white lights are up again!
And the usual suspects are up to the usual hijinks.
I think one of the best parts of this whole church project has been getting to know many of the people of the Tip of the Thumb.
Their blood is red and their skin is white, well, maybe translucent, (they are descended from Poles) but their hearts are true blue! The guy on the left wired the church like it was a WW 2 submarine. Let me show you!
If you want to light a church, you have to use some wire! Mr. Shramski is a pro. He and his partner Dale spent many an hour in their “spare time” laying hundreds, nay thousands of feet of wire and conduit in the church, after drilling hole after hole right through the studs. The work is hard and expertise is needed, but luckily this community has great people like them to do this kind of work.
We will be very happy to see the last of the temp lights. They have served us well, but it’s time to have some permanent lighting.
As the wire goes in, the walls must be prepped for the spray foam. Coming soon: insulation! Stay tuned as the church gets an inner hug from a plastic blanket!
(BTW, the polka fest was FUN!)