Many a time we have said “if only these walls could talk.” On Saturday, they did.
The plan of the day was to shore up the bell tower, starting with the foundation. Earlier in the week we got the concrete in for the footings, with a little left over to plug the hole around the drain pipe.
To that, we added a ‘little’ beam across one of the main floor supports…
It ended up looking a little like a small jail in the basement.But about the schoolhouse speaking? With each beam and support we put in, the school gave a slight moan, a groan, perhaps a sigh of relief? Like a tired old lady with bad knees, she spoke to us. She said -oh, Thank you!!! Ahh, that feels fabulous. What a stretch! (I’m sure I heard all of these in those odd creakings and crackings).