The rest of the team consisted of David Brubaker, Eric and Susan Beck, Hannah Lapp, Mamie and me (Clair Mellinger), and, of course, our fearless leader, Sam Petersheim. We were sorry to say good-bye to Marta, Emma, Lucas, and Jacob yesterday afternoon but they were ably replaced by the Beck family last evening. (Somehow I don't think that last sentence accurately reflects Sam's feelings.Maybe I should replace the word “ably” with “sorta” for Sam's sake.)
Our tasks at the church today were varied. Hanging lights and ceiling fans in the sanctuary occupied some of our time. Caulking and painting window frames, counter-top work in the kitchen, painting the front door and iron grating, and mounting baseboard were other tasks producing sweat equity.
The church is really beginning to have a ready-to-use appearance. One discouraging feature, and additional headache for our fearless leader, has been the sub-par quality of the carpet installation over the weekend. This evening we got word that a “solution” for this problem may be on the horizon. We will find out tomorrow.
But the big news tomorrow is Mamie's birthday. God has promised lower temperatures and humidity especially for this occasion. Well maybe not. At any rate, I can assure you that more sweat equity will be earned. Stay tuned for all the exciting details.