Friday, October 27, 2006

The Sanctuary Rug

Last summer, we knew that the installation of the fire suppression system would shake a lot of plaster loose from the vaults. We did not want that plaster to land on the beautiful rug in the sanctuary where it would be ground into the rug as people walked on it.

We sent it off to be cleaned and to have the fringe restored. The rug has been back for several, several weeks. I was taking some photos of it this afternoon and thought that I'd share them.

As always click on the photos for larger versions.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Shiny New Porcelain & Brass

Today saw three moments of major progress!

1. The fire suppression system, long complete in the Cathedral, has now been finished in the Sacristy Attic. Click on the image for a larger version. The sprinkler pipes hang from the rafters and have red elbows.

This is the area upstairs from the Sacristy, the Choir Room, and the hallway that connects them. [And, yes, this is where we store the artificial Christmas trees.]

2. Wood-workers stained all wood in the two smaller entrances at the front (East) side of the Cathedral. This includes the doors and the wood trim. It looks very fresh. [No photo]

3. The fixtures for the newly expanded restroom have finally arrived. Installation is going rather quickly. The handicapped-accessible sink has yet to be taken out of its box, but the toilet, seat, rail, toilet paper holder, and waste paper box are all in place.