The work on the new storage containers continued throughout the month, even though the work force was coming and going. Cathy and Dave finished patching and painting the roofs of both containers so that the water no longer ran down the walls inside. However, they wouldn’t be completely dry until the ends of each were enclosed. Don was the architect of this process, cutting the framing 2 x 4’s and the T1-11 sheathing to size, with help from Cathy, Karen and Dave. Bobbi primed the boards before they were installed. With some caulk around the edge, the containers were now protected from the elements and would (hopefully) remain dry inside.
No trip to Faith is complete without some plumbing work. This time, we started with a project to install a backflow preventer at the parsonage on its irrigation system. We are nothing if not flexible.
The foam in the seat cushions had been flipped and rotated, but the undeniable conclusion was that we needed to replace it. We have our preferred seats in the RV, and Dave’s end of the settee was getting pretty bad. Cathy’s wasn’t great. (Perhaps that sends a message about how much time we sit on them. Hmm . . .) On our trip to visit Wendy’s family in Bradenton, we stopped by Philmore Upholstery Supply in Pinellas Park. We had last visited them in 2012, when Cathy was replacing the cushions on Orion Jr, and had been pleased with the prices, quality and service. We weren’t disappointed this time either.
December started with Christmas preparations at Faith. After helping decorate the sanctuary for the season, we enjoyed several celebrations for Christmas with the UMW, the Seekers Sunday School class and a church-wide potluck for Pastor Appreciation Sunday. We welcomed a visit from Miami and Shelley as they passed through on their way to be with family, and also said goodbye to Nomads who were on their way back home for the same reason.
Our first visit to the new Georgia Welcome Center on I-95 allowed Cathy to meet Forest Gump.