To say I am well acquainted with the laundry situation at Montrose Bible Conference might be an understatement. I’ve washed and folded my share (and maybe your share too) of sheets and towels over the summers that we’ve been coming,
and I have an up close and personal relationship with the quirky laundry equipment in the conference center’s laundry room.
(See – even Gary pitches in when there’s a quick turn-over and guests are on their way! He mostly handles the pillowcases!)
When we learned that new laundry equipment was being donated to the conference center, we jumped on the bandwagon to help get the job done! And the timing was perfect! The new units arrived the day after we returned from our quick Cabin trip over Memorial Day/week –
and everyone pitched in on getting the old (mostly not working) equipment out so the area could be prepped for the shiny new washers and dryers.
That old green monster had been part of the room for over 40 years, and let me tell you it was no mean feat getting it unbolted from the floor!
Or getting it out the door!
Or onto the truck!
Finally only the Big White Dryer was left – and it was deemed OK to stay! But then the question was – what about the floor?
Completely replacing it wasn’t an option at the moment, so the guys began the arduous task of taking up what they could.
And it was inch by inch for sure!
So. Many. Nails.
Eventually prep for the new installation could begin!
(The Big White Dryer has a large vent which is why the new dryers had to go up on a platform. Good for loading and unloading, not so convenient for the controls. But certainly doable!)
New water and drain lines, new electric and venting – the room even got a nice fresh coat of paint!
And less than a week later – voila! With fresh curtains to boot – an updated laundry room!
That there is one happy group of laundry do-ers!(AKA the director, Jim, and his wife, Becky, and son Daniel!)
Now all they have to do was figure out all those crazy control options!
There will be a learning curve I’m sure, but it’s one I think they’ll (mostly) enjoy!
One last chore for Gary – installing some improved lighting in the new walk-ins:
Now no one will ever again be able to say – “I can’t find the carrots!”!
(It’s usually chock full of food – we just happened to catch it at a pre-delivery low!. Another good-timing blessing.)