When they finally got to moving ground they really got on it! In the few days they have cut the road and it's neat. They have pretty much completed the retention pond AND are you ready for this??? The pad is done! That means we can put down the foundation (slab, pad) and then put up the building. That's the exciting news. It is looking great out there.
Now for the bad news. We are awaiting approval from the State Fire Marshall on codes. So we could be waiting a while. It could be a week, or a month or two month. The week sounds good and if that might be impossible then we need to pray about it. I mean, hey, if it's easy it would just happen, but sounds like we need some prayer power on this one. God's been good so far on this whole thing. So would you join me in praying that if this if His will it will happen fast instead of slow?
How'd you like a tour? I'll be honored to be your guide as best I can. The comments beside the picture will tell you what (I think) you are seeing.
The paved road is Duplex and the gravel will be the first paved road just after you cross I-65. It's the road I've been calling One Vision Way, of course that's not official or anything, I just think that'd be neat. It will be a two way road with an island in the middle.
Now we've turned onto One Vision Way. You are heading south toward the first building of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ. It will be a functional building but from what I can tell it will be very sharp. We do not intend on building something to be worshipped but a place where we can worship! A place for fellowship and service as well.
Heading on south in the near distance you might be able to make out where the "pad" is being formed.
See the yellow machine near the center of the picture? Just to the right is the "pad". In fact it is pushing dirt up to build up the where the foundation will be poured. The tractor to it's right in the far distance is spreading what it is pushing up there. I think that little white truck you see is the truck that is supplying water to keep all that's being pushed from just being dirt that blows around. Just behind and to the left of the spreader is the retention pond.
OK this picture is for Braden, Zach, Bo and
others who like the big machines (I'm told at least those three like the dump trucks). See the next picture to see what it is doing.
This big scoop is taking dirt from a wall on the back side of the development area and putting it in two big dump trucks (one is pictured above). It's a mighty big machine and, frankly, I'd love to play with it :). It is sitting on the Northeast side of where the building will be.
Now if you look closely through the dust you will see that in the center of the picture is our dump truck. He just came from being filled by the scoop (out of picture to far right) and will dump his load of dirt so the bulldozer can push it as the "pad" is built up and leveled.
Just a closer look at the scoop!
Finally three beautiful pictures of the pad in it's completed form. You can see it pretty clearly here. Looking east.
Hope you enjoyed the tour (and hope I got it all right :)).
We thank God for seeing us this far, all the glory is His.