New Home Project

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New Home Project

May 1, 2014
 
Dear JBC,
 
This Saturday is moving day for the Wrights!! We are looking for many strong backs and as many pick-up trucks as possible. I would like to meet at JBC at 8:00 am so that we can coordinate our efforts. Moving dollies, blankets and hand trucks would also be quite welcomed!
           
The plan will be to move all of the bedroom furniture and associated stuff first. Once this is complete, we will then concentrate on the kitchen and living areas. This sequence should help to minimize clutter within the trailer itself.
 
Prior to Saturday, I would again like to thank everyone who has been a part of this. There have been heroic efforts on the part of many different people. Many and multiple talents and skills have been used and our Spirit-provided gifts have been in clear evidence. Also not to be forgotten have been the financial contributions on the part of many people. This entire project could never have been possible without everyone’s help.
 
One last note – if you have any tools and/or supplies, please stop by the trailer as soon as you can and collect them. We now need to begin a major clean-up. The big dumpster is now gone, so if any of us are still doing any sort of work, please be sure to bring your own trash bags or a way of taking your trash/construction debris with you.
 
If anyone hasn’t seen the trailer lately, you really need to stop in to see the progress. It’s come a long way since when we first started and the place was a total mess.
          
To God be the Glory!!
 
Rich

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dear All,

             We still have all of this week and one last weekend to get everything done, as the completion deadline is Tuesday, April 15th.

 Yes, there will be another work day this Saturday, starting at 8:00 am.

Here’s our current list of sponsors:

             Outside/Landscaping: Ken

            Master Bedroom: Mike

            Kitchen: Ken and Joyce

            Living room: Rich

            Framing repairs: Doug

            Spare bedroom: Rich

            Bathroom: Dale and Judy

            Roof: Jim

 Here is a (revised) list, in no set order, of some of the tasks (and questions) that need our attention:

             1. Inspect the roof and repair and/or patch as necessary – in process

            2. Clean and paint all cabinets inside and out – in process

            3. Fix the water; get it up and running- this is supposed to be in process by the lot owner

            4. Improve the electrical system – this is almost complete

            5. Is the existing plumbing OK? – this requires the water to be fixed

            6. Rebuild the kitchen counter – in process

            7. Paint the ceiling throughout the entire trailer

            8. Patch and/or repair the damaged paneling – in process

            9. Jack up the trailer and level it

            10. Wash all windows

            11. Inspect main entry door to ensure it works properly – complete

            12. Replace the screen door

            13. Install a new window in the living room – complete

            14. Install new flooring throughout – in process

            15. Re-hang all interior lighting, as many of the lights have fallen out of the ceiling – three supports have been purchased

            16. Caulk all window and door openings – in process

            17. Install a new window in the kitchen

            18. Install new self-stick, vinyl tiles in bathroom – tiles have been purchased

            19. Install laminate flooring everywhere else

            20. Install a new P-trap for the bathroom sink – a new P-trap has been purchased

            21. Install the new vanity and tub surround in the bathroom – these items have been purchased

            22. Install the new paneling in the master bedroom – this has been purchased

            23. Recycle the old paneling from the master bedroom to complete the walls in the living room

            24. Rebuild the main door frame and install a new door lock – complete

            25. Install a new window in the living room – complete

            26. Redo all of the plumbing in the kitchen and laundry area – complete

            27. Repair and reinforce the framing and weak spots in the floor – complete

            28. Install new sub-flooring throughout – complete

            29. Clean up the entire outside area of the trailer – complete

            30. Get the “back door” operational – complete

           

            As always, feel free to jump in and comment.

           Many thanks to all who have helped and donated their time (and/or materials) and offerings so far.

             In His service,

             Rich 

           rich@worldwideturbines.net

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dear All,

We still have over two weeks to get everything done, as the completion deadline is Tuesday, April 15th.

Yes, there will be another work day this Saturday, starting at 8:00 am.

The next major items we need to complete are:

Strengthening of the soft spot in the bathroom.
Completion of the installation of the plywood sub-flooring.
Completion of the installation of the new window in the living room
Installation of the backer board in the shower area. Once this is done, then the new shower surround can be installed.
Reinforcement of the door frame for the front door. Right now, the main door is sagging. We will also need to install a proper strike plate so that the door can be properly locked.

Note: We need to start thinking about security, as we are still in the middle of purchasing new items and we don’t want to lose anything.

Here’s our current list of sponsors:

Outside/Landscaping: Ken Z
Master Bedroom: Mike T
Kitchen: Ken and Joyce R
Living room: open
Framing repairs: Doug P
Spare bedroom: open
Bathroom: Dale Ma
Roof: Jim C

Naturally, we will welcome anyone who wants to sponsor anything. Please let me know if you’d like to become a sponsor, or if you’d just like to tackle one (or more) of the open items below.

The plan is to have each sponsor oversee their area and they will be the ones to contact me in the way of any materials needed. Aside from all of this, if you spend anything, please keep the receipt and notify me as well, as I’ll be keeping a purchasing log. We also don’t want to duplicate any purchases, so we need to keep in contact with one another.

Here is a (revised) list, in no set order, of some of the tasks (and questions) that need our attention:

1. Inspect the roof and repair and/or patch as necessary – in process
2. Clean and paint all cabinets inside and out – in process
3. Fix the water, get it up and running– this is supposed to be in process by the lot owner
4. Improve the electrical system – this is in the process of receiving a major upgrade
5. Is the existing plumbing OK? Get the toilet working again. – this requires the water to be fixed
6. Rebuild the kitchen counter – in process
7. Paint the ceiling throughout the entire trailer
8. Patch and/or repair the damaged paneling – in process
9. Jack up the trailer and level it
10. Wash all windows
11. Inspect main entry door to ensure it works properly – still needs work
12. Replace the screen door
13. Install a new window in the living room – in process
14. Install new flooring throughout – in process
15. Re-hang all interior lighting, as many of the lights have fallen out of the ceiling – three supports have been purchased
16. Caulk all window and door openings
17. Install a new window in the kitchen
18. Install new self-stick, vinyl tiles in bathroom – tiles have been purchased
19. Install laminate flooring everywhere else
20. Install a new P-trap for the bathroom sink – a new P-trap has been purchased

As always, feel free to jump in and comment.

Many thanks to all who have helped and donated their time (and/or materials) so far.

In His service,

Rich L
rich@worldwideturbines.net

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dear All,

We still have two-and-a-half weeks to get everything done, as the completion deadline is Tuesday, April 15th.

As already mentioned, there will be another work day this Saturday, starting at 8:00 am.

The main emphasis will be the removal of the closet/pantry structure (in the kitchen area) and a continuation of the on-going repairs. This has to be done without damaging the ceiling. This also shouldn’t take too long.

Here’s what I’d also like to work on tomorrow: items 1, 5, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 26 and 31. We may not be able to get all of this completed, but it would be good to knock off a few of these. Please review these items and bring whatever tools/materials you would need to help complete the job.

There is a temporary hose hook-up in the bathroom, so we can at least start the cleaning efforts there.

The square footage of the floor will also have to be taken, as we will be installing new flooring once all of the repair work is completed.

There has been a request to not reinstall any of the kitchen cabinets until some new electrical wiring (and water lines) have been installed.

I will be making a run for supplies sometime on Saturday.

If anyone has a roll of wall insulation and is willing to donate it, please bring it over, as it’s needed for the living room area. If not, I’ll be buying some.

Here’s our current list of sponsors:

Outside/Landscaping: Ken

Master Bedroom: Mike

Kitchen cabinets: open

Living room: open

Framing repairs: Doug

Spare bedroom: open

Bathroom: open

Roof: Jim

Naturally, we will welcome anyone who wants to sponsor anything. Please let me know if you’d like to become a sponsor, or if you’d just like to tackle one (or more) of the open items below.

The plan is to have each sponsor oversee their area and they will be the ones to contact me in the way of any materials needed. Aside from all of this, if you spend anything, please keep the receipt and notify me as well, as I’ll be keeping a purchasing log. We also don’t want to duplicate any purchases, so we need to keep in contact with one another.

Here is a list, in no set order, of some of the tasks (and questions) that need our attention:

1. Inspect the roof and repair and/or patch as necessary, as there are definite signs of leakage. – in process

2. Clear away all brush all around the trailer. A chainsaw would help here, as there is one tree by the porch that needs to come out. – complete

3. Are any permits required to do any of this work, or because this is a trailer, nothing is needed? – No, complete

4. Do we need to apply for and receive a Certificate of Occupancy (CO)? – No, complete

5. Empty out all cabinets, clean and paint inside and out

6. Fix the water, get it up and running– this is in process by the lot owner

7. Fix the propane, get it up and running – Complete

8. Appliances (belonging to the Wrights), will they fit? Note: existing refrigerator opening is 30 ¼” x 61”. – Yes, we will use theirs

9. Is the existing insulation OK?

10. Is the existing wiring OK?

11. Is the existing plumbing OK? Get the toilet working again.

12. Provide an A/C unit for the living area

13. Toss all the old furniture. Do not remove any of the existing cabinets or bureaus. – complete

14. Rip up and remove all carpeting – complete

15. Rebuild the kitchen counter

16. Re-hang all closet/bedroom doors

17. Paint the ceiling throughout the entire trailer

18. Patch and/or repair the damaged paneling

19. Paint the porch

20. Remove the 2 old propane tanks and their connecting cover/housing – this is supposed to be done by the lot owner

21. Reset the second set of steps, make them more stable – complete

22. Rebuild the master bedroom outside A/C support platform – this may not be necessary, as the Wrights’ A/C units may not need this

23. Jack up the trailer and level it

24. Strengthen the entire living area floor and fix what’s necessary. All other floors seem OK. – in process

25. Wash all windows and ensure they all work

26. Inspect main entry door to ensure it works properly

27. Replace the screen door and possibly the other (back) door

28. Install a new window in the living room

29. Install new flooring throughout

30. Install all new light bulbs, as the power is on, but most of the rooms are dark

31. Re-hang all interior lighting, as many of the lights have fallen out of the ceiling

32. Possibly purchase a new A/C unit for the living room

33. Install wainscoting and chair rail in the living room

34. Caulk all window and door openings

35. Install a new window in the kitchen

 

As always, feel free to jump in and comment.

In His service,

Rich
rich@worldwideturbines.net


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dear All,

Well, as Dale had mentioned this past Sunday, things are really moving along nicely. Now that we’ve officially started, we have a much clearer picture of what remains to be done. I would again like to thank everyone who not only came out over the weekend, but also those who got things rolling earlier in the week. Everyone has been a major help.

We still have three plus weeks to get everything done, as the completion deadline is April 15th. So, with that in mind and to help organize this entire project, the work is being divided up among sponsors. Here’s what we have so far in the way of official sponsors:

Outside/Landscaping: Ken

Master Bedroom: Mike

Kitchen cabinets: open

Living room: open

Framing repairs: Doug

Spare bedroom: open

Bathroom: open

Roof: Jim

Naturally, we will welcome anyone who wants to sponsor anything. Also, if someone only wants to work on only one of the items below, that too would be highly appreciated! Just let me know so there won’t be any mix-ups.

The plan is to have each sponsor oversee their area and they will be the ones to contact me in the way of any materials needed. Aside from all of this, if you spend anything, please keep the receipt and notify me as well, as I’ll be keeping a purchasing log. We also don’t want to duplicate any purchases, so we need to keep in contact with one another.

Here is a list, in no set order, of some of the tasks (and questions) that need our attention:

1. Inspect the roof and repair and/or patch as necessary, as there are definite signs of leakage.

2. Clear away all brush all around the trailer. A chainsaw would help here, as there is one tree by the porch that needs to come out. – complete

3. Are any permits required to do any of this work, or because this is a trailer, nothing is needed? –No, complete

4. Do we need to apply for and receive a Certificate of Occupancy (CO)? – No, complete

5. Empty out all cabinets, clean and paint inside and out

6. Fix the water, get it up and running– this is in process by the lot owner

7. Fix the propane, get it up and running – Complete

8. Appliances (belonging to the Wrights), will they fit? Note: existing refrigerator opening is 30 ¼” x 61”. – Yes, we will use theirs

9. Is the existing insulation OK?

10. Is the existing wiring OK?

11. Is the existing plumbing OK? Get the toilet working again.

12. Provide an A/C unit for the living area

13. Toss all the old furniture. Do not remove any of the existing cabinets or bureaus. – complete

14. Rip up and remove all carpeting – complete

15. Rebuild the kitchen counter

16. Re-hang all closet/bedroom doors

17. Paint the ceiling throughout the entire trailer

18. Patch and/or repair the damaged paneling

19. Paint the porch

20. Remove the 2 old propane tanks and their connecting cover/housing – this is supposed to be done by the lot owner

21. Reset the second set of steps, make them more stable – complete

22. Rebuild the master bedroom outside A/C support platform – this may not be necessary, as the Wrights’ A/C units may not need this

23. Jack up the trailer and level it

24. Strengthen the entire living area floor and fix what’s necessary. All other floors seem OK. – in process

25. Wash all windows and ensure they all work

26. Inspect main entry door to ensure it works properly

27. Replace the screen door and possibly the other (back) door

28. Install a new window in the living room

29. Install new flooring throughout

30. Install all new light bulbs, as the power is on, but most of the rooms are dark

31. Re-hang all interior lighting, as many of the lights have fallen out of the ceiling

32. Possibly purchase a new A/C unit for the living room

33. Install wainscoting and chair rail in the living room

34. Caulk all window and door openings

As always, feel free to jump in and comment.

Rich
rich@worldwideturbines.net

Friday, March 21, 2014

Jacobstown Baptist Church Family,

The deacons are putting their heads’ together to prioritize activity, what supplies will need to be on hand, and how to best proceed with the rehab of the new trailer home for our local North Hanover Township caretaker family.  We anticipate a workday this coming Saturday, March 22nd, at 8:00 AM with the need for an initial supply run, and perhaps a bit of “stuff removal” work in advance of that day. 

An extensive preliminary list of things to do has been drafted. A project lead has been appointed. A “punch list” of sub projects has been oulined in order to facilitate those of you who would like to get in and help in some way when the project lead is not available. 

Keep an eye out here on the church web site for updates to this project. Occasional e-mail updates will also be sent to help us all plan to use our gifts where we can.  If you know of someone who would appreciate being on the notification list, please inform Jill @ JacobstownBaptist@gmail.com (after asking them) and she’ll be glad to add their address to the list. 

So THIS is how the body all works together..

As pastor tells us…  He is Exalted! 

 

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