Sunday, September 22, 2013
Last weekend Saturday was set up day for the construction of a brand new Kingdom Hall in Lewisburg Tn. Here is a peek at the prep that had already been done: vimeo.com/71293342
I took a photo first thing in the morning on the 14th. That day was all about preparing for the actual construction project.
The actual construction project began on the following Thursday, Sept. 19th. First thing in the morning shot: Around the slab were sections of the roof joists that had been constructed during the week. A huge crane was brought in and positioned on set up day.
Here is another view of first thing in the morning...with all the surrounding joist sections...notice the crane in place.
By the end of the day Thursday, the framing for the walls was up and the roof sections had been placed. Friday morning..almost first thing:
Friday night, rain moved into the area. All the parking had been in a huge field adjoining the property...but Saturday, the rain forced off-site parking, shuttles and lots of adjustments to try and not be soaked. The rain finally cleared out by late morning...the temps were about ten degrees lower than the days preceding..and a nice breeze made it almost chilly. Good work weather but the mud was unbelievable...EVERYthing was sailing in mud.
I didn't think to take pics of all the mud mess, but here are a few more from about mid morning on Saturday. Notice that they got the decking on the roof Friday before the rain!
This morning, our field had dried out enough to allow us to park there once again. I forgot all about getting the photo first thing...we were REALLY busy with all the vehicles arriving. I did think of it several times during the day...but never remembered to take the camera up. I wish I had thought to take photos of the brothers and sisters who first used shovels to clear all the mud clods off the street, then shovel the mud off, then sweep it...and finally, pressure wash it.
So far, we have worked five days. One for set up, four for actual construction. The site has looked like a bee hive..SO much activity..so many contributing time and skills. We have had a lot of local residents drive up to ask questions about what was going on..it has been a nice witness.
We will be back again early on next Friday morning. Hope I will remember to take more pics...I don't lug my little camera around all day so I have to think to get photos. Anyway..there is a peek at what is going on.