Monday, May 18, 2009

Day 8, St. John Trip

The contractor's guys showed up this morning with the scaffold and started the sheetrock on the dome area. Even though it is high, it is the simplest part of the project. After watching them for 8 hours (God bless their efforts), its a good thing they didn't do the sheetrock on the rest of the Church. They did a nice job, and that's a good thing too.
While they did that, I mudded the ceilings and then we put the cornerbead on the rest of the Church. (Its a metal piece that makes all the corners on your house.) There are miles of corners to put on. Fr. Jeremy is following me and putting fiberglass mesh tape on all the corners. Its an extra step and probably another 20 bucks, but it will help to keep the corners from cracking when there are a hundred people and the building starts flexing.

One of the big concerns was the acoustics in the building. Apparently the old building where the dome was taken from was "dead". Fr. Martin (the choir director here) came over late in the afternoon, just said a few words and declared that the acoustics are great. You can actually hear the reverb (slight echo) in the building now that the drywall is up. That makes a choir director smile.

Tomorrow we put on about 300 pounds of joint compound on the cornerbead areas. That's an ouch at the end of the day.


Anonymous said...

God bless your knuckles, Steve. All of you actually :)

~Mr. Giggles

Fr. James Early said...

Eis polla eti, Despota (of drywall!). Looking forward to the next podcast and keeping you in my prayers.

el cuerpo negro said...

Hey Steve, I just wanted to say thanks for all the work you have done with your podcasting. It's been a real blessing to me. As the pressures of seminary and academic work and the stress of preparing for my wedding have been running me ragged these last few weeks, the Our Life in Christ podcast has been one of the things that has really helped me to keep my sanity.

Thanks again!