The sill consisted of two 2-by-4s. Forty years of rain leaking onto them resulted in the wood being the color and texture of stale graham crackers. I gouged out as much as I dared and tapped a 1-1/4", 6' piece of perforated angle iron across the gouged out region.
I installed the trim board and, by virtue of the perforations, was able to inject expanding, urethane foam into gap behind the angle.
While prying off other trim boards that were rotten and needing replacing I encountered some wasps. That necessitated a trip to Ionia to buy some bug spray. While driving there I noticed an unusual steeple.
There is a Russian Orthodox church in tiny, Woodbury, Michigan.
The pastor and his wife live kitty-corner from the church (Map). The pastor's wife was working in the yard and she agreed to accompany me over to the church so I could take pictures.
|The church will be adding another row of icons above the existing row, hence the ladder in the frame. Darla explained how great care was taken to select saints from a wide range of cultures and eras so everybody would feel welcome.|
Services are at 6:00 PM on Saturdays and 10:00 AM on Sundays.
One thing that was notable about the sanctuary is its small size. The Russian Orthodox worship standing up. That accomplishes two things: It compresses the need for space from 15 square feet per worshiper down to 5 square feet (or less). It also makes it warmer. The only parts touching cold surfaces are the soles of your shoes...oh, and it is more crowded also making it warmer.