While administrative work is pretty much a daily activity, once the larger wood and supply orders were placed for Cabin Work Week, we turned more of our attention to hands-on work. The boards that have been drying out over the past year are now ready to be primed and painted, preferably before the project starts. So, we started working our way through our large inventory.
In addition, there are 75 to 100 screens in each cabin site, and most need re-screening. Some need to be completely rebuilt. That means lots of frame wood and screen trim. While another volunteer had already ripped boards into hundreds of screen trim pieces. We took some scrap wood and ripped it to make wood for new screen frames. Then all of this wood needed to be primed and painted.
What a treat to get 2 visits within a couple of days from friends passing through the area. Susan and Frank Davis arrived on a Sunday afternoon as they made their way back to Jacksonville (and to prepare for Ian’s arrival). We took them on a tour of the group cabins that was cut short by the arrival of a downpour. Good sports, they weathered the rain in our long golf cart ride back to their car and had smiles despite the turn in the weather. Also, since Faith still had some devices that were not working due to the lightning strike back in July, Dave configured a new router that should replace one that failed and sent it on its way with Susan and Frank. One more small step forward.
We had a not so welcome passenger on the golf cart one day. He got off at the next stop. Or so we hope.