Sunday, April 10, 2016
Windows in the container
There was a lot of planning and measuring before any cutting could get done. They had to make sure that they were cutting the outside and the inside in exactly the same place. And then use a different tool to cut out the insulation.
Once the insulation was cut out, the edges were smoothed (what Brendon is doing in the first photo) and then a section of the insulation within the wall needed to be taken out (what Leigh and Brendon are doing in this second photo).
And it was a rather time consuming job too.
The wall then looks like this. Once the section of insulation is out, a piece of timber is put into that section.
All the timber needed to be cut and fitted. It was so helpful that Leigh could arrive with all this tool, ready to go.
The top and bottom pieces took more work as they needed little notches in to match the irregular shape of the external wall of the container.
It's not the best time of year to be doing a project like this because it gets dark so quickly. They managed to get so much done though, and we were so thankful for them giving their time today (as well as all their skills and tools).
Just as we were leaving church, Asher had a 1 1/2 minute Tonic Clonic seizure. Thankfully she was holding Brendon's hand as they were walking to the car, and so when it started and she dropped, he was able to hold her and stop her from falling on the drive and hurting herself. It was a nice 15 day gap again, so we are thankful for that.
I took this last photo the next morning to show the results of all the weekend work. It was a much bigger job than we expected, and so we are so very grateful to have gotten so much done.