Building Update - July 27, 2018

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Even though today is not the date for a regularly scheduled building update, because of the progress we have made in the past few days, we wanted to get this recent video out to everyone right away. With this report, we are adjusting our schedule slightly to provide you with biweekly updates, but on the off weeks from our regular meetings with the builder. The new update schedule will be as follows:

Aug. 10, 2018
Aug. 24, 2018
Sept. 7, 2018

This will take us right up to the Feast of Trumpets. Since many of us will be leaving for the Feast the day before Atonement, we may need to adjust the schedule to account for the time away for the Feast. So, it is likely that the Sept. 7 report will be the final one until after the Feast of Tabernacles.

I am happy to report that this week was a very busy week at the building site. We were told in our meeting with the builder on Thursday, July 19, that as soon as we received the one final permit from the McKinney Fire Department we would “go vertical.” That meant that the steel girders would be put in place.

It was par for the course that it took another full day to get the fire department on-site for an inspection. This finally took place on Friday morning, July 20. Within an hour after the fire department signed off on the permit to actually begin building the structure, the crane began lifting the girders in place. The workmen then bolted them to the foundation. In this week’s video you will see the girders being bolted into place and an actual structure beginning to take shape.

Before the end of the day on Friday, more than half of the steel had been installed. Then on Monday, July 23, the rest of the exterior steel was moved into place, and the roof trusses were added. Within a few days, the shell for the building will be complete, and the roof will be installed. We are now hopeful that within the next two weeks the entire building will be enclosed.

I hope you will enjoy watching this all take place on the attached video. It is truly exciting to see the outline of the building taking shape! We can now see how it will look on the lot, and we are very happy. God has truly blessed us! Two years ago, it was difficult to even imagine this could actually happen! 

Don’t forget, the next report will be posted in two weeks, on Aug. 10.