Caution: Hard Hat Area: Men WorkingApril 7, 2009
Day Two- the place is swarming with hard hats and strange smells
Caution: Hard Hat Area: Men Working! Those are the signs that greet visitors to the administrative offices of the Delaware Historical Society starting today. Thrown in for us were three hard hats to wear so we had to put them on and model them for you. Pictured (left to right): Ellen Rendle, Andrea Gomez and Connie Cooper, the library director. By the way- plenty of women are working too- just not in the hard hat area!
Today the old pipes from the boiler are coming out- 3” wide pipes wrapped with big white stuff- they are taking them out in big chunks and there is a distinct odor. How come these jobs don’t have smells like popcorn or a bakery? That would be fantastic! No- the smells of construction/demolition are more
along the lines of hot metal, old gunk and who knows what! We’re just glad that the pipes didn’t leak much water onto the floor of the basement- that was our hope and it came to pass- hoorah!
On the library floor the scaffolding reaches near to the ceiling on one side- the side that will one day hold the 19” high x 60’ long mural- the real impetus for this project. We’ve needed a new system for a while- we were getting by, but we understood that this day would be coming. When we were given the beautiful mural (A.N. Wyeth “Apotheosis of the Family”- we’ll get you an image of that when we’ve retained access to it again)- we knew it had to have a state of the art environment- that is why we’re going through this project.
More to come-