A couple of weeks ago I posted photos of the old rectory as we moved the stuff out and off to the storage area. Work started the Monday after Epiphany and has been going full speed. It's a bit tough as we have lost use of our patio, but when they're done we'll have a great space.
They've gutted the interior, started building the extension to the building, and will start on new walls soon. Methods here are different than what one experiences in the Developed World but are quite common for the Developing World. They mix the concrete on the drive way using a shovel, which I don't recall seeing done in California.
Here are some photos of the work performed over the past two weeks.
Preparing the foundation
Replacing the stolen copper pipe. Someone climbed over the wall early in the morning and stole the copper pipe. Mr. Hudson came in at 6:00am to find water pouring like a fountain. The contractors turned it off and replaced the copper with pvc. No one steals pvc!
Stuff for concrete
January 22 Lots of progress!
We're working on establishing a paypal account for donations to the cause, and a new blog on which to record the progress of the project.