The only obvious progress one will see driving by through out the coming seasons is more cleanup at the old site. Much will be happening though cozied up in warm places. I am thrilled to say we have most everyone lined up for carpentry and artisan work over the Winter. Friend John and Larry's Carpentry on the mainland will be reworking windows and doors getting them ready so Nate can finalize framing. We'll be creatively preparing signage and storyboards with Mitch while Rob, our Island 'Dabbler' creates some decorative copper pieces to grace the rebuild along with Bryn's beautiful Tree of Life. All the while we'll keep sorting and cleaning up our reclaimed wood in order to have it, along with everything else ready for 'Jack of all Trades' Chris, to help start putting together as soon as the boat runs in the Spring. It will be here before we know it!
A season behind schedule, but that's okay, more time to enjoy the finishing steps. We can savor the process by slowing it down...
It will be so exciting to see it all come together!
In the meantime, enjoy this glorious Fall weather.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I know I sure have lots to be grateful for.
We did slip in and get a few more treasures before everything was gone though...
This heart shaped stone was just laying there. The excavator must have chipped it off the underlying bedrock beneath the old Mission. We'll be sure to give it a special place!
We also collected crumbled pieces of the original foundation to lay into the new concrete threshold.
Can't resist the pickins!
Slipping into OCTOBER, Lisa backfilled the base once the brick mortar had set. This then had time to dry before Ruth and I returned from mainland Thanksgiving.
They then set the large center stone at the perfect level to enhance it and which also determined the level of the finished mosaic. This allowed for time to do the final dry run of the layout...