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Denmark 2013, Day Eight

September 6, 2013

Today is Friday and the team from Richland Center, Wisconsin will be leaving on Tuesday so we are trying to finish up as much as we can today and tomorrow. We know we cannot finish all of the tasks but they will continue to work on the project with local volunteers after we are gone. The girls got the office room painted last evening and the floor is now finished so the first task is to move in some temporary shelving into the room so we can clean out the storage room. Once this is done we can start remodeling and painting that room. Meanwhile the wall in the meeting room that was stripped with wood has been finished with two layers of drywall or sheetrock and the seams have been taped and plastered.

Temporary shelving in the office

Temporary shelving in the office

We moved all of the coffee house supplies into the office from the store room. Once that was done all of the shelving was removed for painting and we repaired the walls for painting. We were also told that there was a window in the back of the room that had been boarded up years ago so we remove the back wall and sure enough there was a window there which brightened up the room with outdoor light.

Painting the shelves outside the coffee house on the sidewalk

Painting the shelves outside the coffee house on the sidewalk

Repairing the walls in the storeroom

Repairing the walls in the storeroom

Another part of the team is working on hanging brackets and stringers to the ceiling in the meeting room. Once that is done they will add insulation and hang three layers of drywall or sheetrock as a sound and fire barrier. There are apartments above the coffee-house so this will keep it quiet and safe.

Installing hangers and stringers to cieling

Installing hangers and stringers to ceiling

As the day progressed we were able to get the store room washed and a coat of paint on the walls. With the back wall removed we were able to see the hiden window.

The missing window

The missing window

Some of the crew again stayed at the church to work and finished the painting and yard work. and then returned to the coffee-house. Each day some of the people worked with the children using crafts and games as part of the VBS program.

Finishing the yard work

Finishing the yard work

Crafts for the kids

Crafts for the kids

In the evening we have been invited to a pot luck dinner at the church. All of the church members brought dishes and they grilled hotdogs, hamburgers, steaks and chicken for us. After a great meal we had a great opportunity to fellowship with the members of the Greve church this evening.

Fellowshipping with the members of the Greve church

Fellowshipping with the members of the Greve church

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