Thursday, August 28, 2014

Time to Start a New Year!

Today is one of those "good news, bad news" kinds of days. Good news, because it's almost time to start a new year. That's always exciting, as we welcome back familiar faces and make news friends. Bad news, because our building isn't quite ready yet. But more good news, because we have some really fun field trips planned to keep us busy until we can get in here and start the new year for REAL.

As I write this, the building is literally SHAKING. The concrete guys are compressing the dirt under what will soon be the last part of our sidewalk. They will pour more concrete over this in an hour or so. They are also finishing the last part of the front driveway.

It's been quite an adventure around here lately. Today, for instance, there are FOUR groups of contractors here. Tomorrow there will be two more. When we are done, we will have a new parking lot, new fences, an extra bathroom, a gorgeous deck, a fire and burglar system, a wheelchair ramp, a BEAUTIFUL landscaping. It's getting easier and easier to imagine what the end result will look like. It's also getting harder and harder to get anything done here with all of the noise, and people asking questions every five minutes. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and in that light I can see the bright, shining faces of our students, as they come back to share another year with us (or start their first year). I know the whole staff is excited to get this project FINISHED, and get going with an exciting school year!

The final street curb & driveway

This hole will eventually be a toilet.....

Miss Caren is putting together a storage cabinet
The ditch has been dug for our sprinklers

Joseph is doing ALL of the miscellaneous work!