We are excited to announce that our GCAS supporters have now contributed a total of over $7000 toward our project goal of $10,000. Such generosity has allowed us to continue through the typical fits and starts every rehabilitation project faces, and for that we thank all of our donors. We and IFWEF continue to coordinate the work of our two groups' volunteers with IFWEF's two professional contractors, while each group navigates the challenges of timing the purchase of construction materials subject to - shall we say - today's opportunity pricing.
During the weeks since our last update, our second wave of GCAS volunteers - the ever-reliable Josh Reeves and our President Kyle Meredith - repaired the spalling along the walls at floor level in both the library and lab/workroom. While working throughout the rest of the Wood House, IFWEF's electrical contractor performed some of the final wiring jobs in both library and lab. His and his assistant's work in the lab included installing a multi-outlet power strip and the ceiling's last two recessed lights. IFWEF's general contractor followed with completing the sheetrock installation in both rooms' ceilings, and taping and mudding the sheetrock of the ceilings and the fireplace encapsulation. As of this writing the contractor's crew is sanding and texturing the ceilings, fireplace encapsulation, and portions of the library and lab walls to match. Meanwhile, IFWEF's crew is extending their work beyond the GCAS library and lab into the Wood House's other rooms that IFWEF will manage.
Soon coming: exterior doors and interior door and wood trim. Availability of wood permitting, we might also look forward to the construction of the library's built-in bookcase. Stay tuned!
/s/ webmaster [Photos of wall repair & sheetrock work, via W.Hudson]