Tuesday, October 28
I posted early yesterday, so have a few pictures left over from Monday’s work on the chapel. The guys installed three awnings – two doors and one window.
Dennis installing a venetian blind in the living quarters.
Cerwin watching as Dennis and Sam put the microwave in place.
Sam hanging a light fixture in the chapel area.
Lots of empty boxes.
This what the chapel looked like after a day of installing lights, shelves, and appliances.
The guys checked cell phone messages and waited while Janet prepared supper in their home.
We enjoyed a delicious meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and cheese cake.
Thanks Sam and Janet.
One of the first things the men did this morning was set up the steps.
It was a rainy day, so they were glad they had done most of the outside work yesterday.
Carol (standing) one of the truck stop owners stopped by to talk to us while we were having coffee. When I asked if I could take her picture, she said if she can stand behind Sam and Janet.
Her husband, Ron, (the other owner) stopped by a short time later as he took a load of milk to the kitchen.
We were impressed with their friendly and gracious personalities.
The men were finished with what they could do by early afternoon and began putting Cerwin’s tools away.
The electrician must come and hook up the electric according to Canadian guidelines.
The owners and electrician have not yet decided if this will be the final setting for the chapel. They like it here because of the visibility, but they have to make sure they have the right electric hookup here.
They will also have to do some work at this area if it stays here because of the mud on rainy days.
There is another possibility for the chapel to be placed closer to the building. It would be on asphalt, but it would not be as visible from the road.
View from the road.
Our final look at the chapel and truck stop as we left for our motel in Thunder Bay.
It is still cold and rainy.
We enjoyed a wonderful meal and evening with Dennis, Janet, and Sam at Montana’s Cookhouse in Thunder Bay. Cerwin and Dennis got steak, Sam and I got pot roast, and Janet had fried chicken and waffles. I had my first Yorkshire pudding – which came with my meal. It was similar to a unfilled cream puff and could be eaten with gravy or butter.
Sam’s Mile High Mud Pie
Janet’s Upside Down Pineapple Cake
Cerwin and Dennis got apple crisp.
Cerwin had his with blueberry topping. I had a few spoonfuls of this and a taste of Sam’s dessert.
When the evening was over, and we said our goodbyes, we decided that the time here had gone too quickly. Maybe we can come back for the chapel dedication in April.
We will be heading toward home in the morning.