Who would have thought that the unusual color combination from our historic architect Margaret Westfield would create such a pleasant sight? But you are right, the color combination alone did not do it. It needed the helping hands of all of us, who spent a Saturday morning here and there trying to apply it.
Oh, all that scraping, heat-gunning, priming and painting! Oh, and all the early hours on Saturdays when work starts at 8:30 a.m.! And, yes, there were times when our local know-how was insufficient. That’s when Ty from ISP became indispensible, and Paul Nulton from the Regional Synod of the Mid-Atlantics.
Together, we repaired the foundation, replaced a basement widow, repaired some of the woodwork and primed and painted as if we were getting paid.
What we have now is not yet complete. Many more months are needed. However, already now the house is sending its signal to the community: This is a church that loves authentic things and is not afraid to substantiate the claim with a good day’s work.
And so I want to thank the Property Committee, and in particular Lauren, Gary, and Lolly, for being so involved with this project throughout this spring and summer.