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The Human Sawmill

The Human Sawmill

If you know anything about cutting with a chain saw (and I know only what Allen has told me) you know that it is difficult to cut straight lines with one. If you wanted to cut very straight lines in big pieces of lumber, you would use a huge circular saw (as they do...
Tropical Storm Alma

Tropical Storm Alma

We’ve received a couple of emails, asking about our situation in regard to Tropical Storm Alma. Everything is fine here, although we have been receiving rain off and on since this afternoon, as the edges of the storm have been over our area. The storm is...
Begin the Bodega!

Begin the Bodega!

Although we have two partially completed buildings on our construction site, we recently received a donation of funds (thanks, Brookfield Lutheran Church!) specifically for the purchase of the materials to build the bodega/warehouse . . . so we have started in on a...

Preparing for our Re-entry

Of course, bags are being packed, cars rented, hotel rooms reserved, etc, in anticipation of the big trip half of our family will be making to the US. But there are other preparations we have to make, which you may not be aware of . . . things you wouldn’t...
How to Build a Bigger Church Building

How to Build a Bigger Church Building

The congregation using this church building needed more space, but they had a very small piece of land upon which to build. They wanted to continue using their existing building as long as possible, while building the new building. The solution? Not exactly what you...