Monday, September 26, 2011

The Abbey is up!

We spent all day Sunday in the rain setting up the Abbey.  We got the scissor lift at 9am and had a minor problem while we waited for them to go get it.  We started on the Abbey about 10am and we finished the last panel about 7pm.   We took a few breaks because of rain showers and stopped to eat lunch.   Probably could have got it done a bit sooner without the rain.   We had more than enough help and the extra hands chipped in to do other things that needed to get done.  We even whipped out a little panel and column on the fly to hide a support beam.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It rained all weekend

We didn't take a single picture all weekend.  But it was the weekend of trim trim and more trim.  We painted it all black and faux painted it during the week.  Our plan was to glue it all on during the weekend and make any more that we needed.  We did glue some of it but only to panels we could stack in the garage.

Our plan is to get it all glued on during this week and finish any last minute details on Saturday before we get the scissor lift on Sunday and put it all up.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Productive Weekend

We got a lot of stuff done but didn't take a lot of pictures.   We built the lattice work for the big back windows of the Abbey.  Finished hanging all the panels on the lower back side.   Built all the trim needed.   Made a few new panels for the front to block off the back area.   We finished painting our 2nd TOT.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

We worked hard all 3 days to get the Abbey ready.  Got the wood structure up and some of the panels on.  We painted all the panels.   We even made all the trim for all the seams.  We painted the Donation box and we finished the new Mud-o-Vision.