October 2016 – Our new roof is 99 percent complete and does it ever look beautiful! The copper strip capping the roof ridge and copper used in the valleys is both stunning and practical. The shingles have a copper like tone, particularly on those rainy, grey days… not that we’ve had very many of those days in the past month. The shingles were installed in … Continue reading Project update 5 – Beauty on the ROOF!
We’re blessed to have the volunteer help of an electrician, Joel Henkelman, who is the brother of a former church member, Jim Henkelman. Both brothers, with assistance from Joel’s wife, Laura, are working this month (June 2016) to re-wire St. George’s Church and much of the Red Dragon!!! This is as badly needed as our new roofs and will certainly help us avoid a tragic … Continue reading Project Update 4 – Electrical upgrades
Mid-May 2016 – The new roof for the Red Dragon is underway! Carbon Neutral Alternatives is the contractor doing the work. Steve and Laramie (and periodically others) started on the south side, tearing off the old and, unfortunately, finding more rot and insulation needing replacement than we had hoped. They sistered new rafters in, where necessary; added new insulation as well; and finished with new … Continue reading Progress update 3 – NEW roof going on!
May 31, 2015 marked our first major Work Party! Over 30 individuals spent 3-6 hours each working in the crawl space below the Red Dragon and in the surrounding area to “clean it all up” and prepare for the major foundation upgrades. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and our neighbors from St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church kindly provided us a delicious and … Continue reading Project Update – 1 – Work Party May 2015
The foundation first had to be dug out, a tough job, although this shows the “easier” work on the outer edges of the building, in comparison to what had to be done underneath the building, around the support posts. h It was a dirty job, done in September 2015, with weather unlike what’s seen in these photos! There was a lot of rain, though we … Continue reading Project Update 2- Foundation work