Sunday, February 28, 2010

Walls Going Up On The Second Floor

We decided to start on the walls for the second floor while the first-floor roof is drying. Julio, Cesar, Daniel and our son Rob are helping with this stage of the construction in an attempt to stretch the funds available.

Wiring up the columns was a challenge!

Then came tossing the bricks up to the second floor.

The walls begin to go up!

A few from church came by to see the
progress after the service
this morning.

Our work crew from the church:
Cesar, Julio (he's in charge), Daniel, Rob

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday of Our Fifth Week: The Roof Goes On

I will keep my comments to a minimum. I've added a lot of pictures, all taken today. The roof and stairs are now poured and we have to wait about 15 days before taking the supports out from the first floor. So you can take a break for a couple of weeks (I think) before I will resume a weekly post. Thank you for your prayers. The Lord's goodness to us is beyond comprehension!

This is "Coco," who is once again the man directly overseeing the day-to-day work.

This is what the roof looked like before
we poured the cement.

Becky's dad was a plumber. I wish he could have helped us on the construction. Somehow, I suspect there will be some leaks from this spot in the future!

You're right; we've got the road blocked again!

This pulley (along with the cement mixer) turned what would have been an all day 40 man job into a 4 1/2 hour 14 man job!

The stairs were done first.

We're done and it's still daylight! Praise the Lord!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Weeks #3 & 4

I am adding the last two weeks of construction together due to being at camp. The advancement made during those weeks has truly been incredi

Preparing to assemble the beams.

This is what they look like when assembled.

Maybe Becky thinks she should be
the contractor or architect!

The view of the church from the road right in front.

Once again, throwing bricks. This time they're for the roof.

Getting the bricks into place.

Almost ready to pour the cement!

This is what is holding the roof up. (We hope!) The supports are located in the auditorium.