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Mini-Montrose Mission

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,
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and I have an up close and personal relationship with the quirky laundry equipment in the conference center’s laundry room.
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(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 –
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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.
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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!
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Or getting it out the door!
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Or onto the truck!
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Finally only the Big White Dryer was left – and it was deemed OK to stay! But then the question was – what about the floor?
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Completely replacing it wasn’t an option at the moment, so the guys began the arduous task of taking up what they could.
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And it was inch by inch for sure!
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So. Many. Nails.
Eventually prep for the new installation could begin!
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(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!
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And less than a week later – voila! With fresh curtains to boot – an updated laundry room!
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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!
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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:

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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.)

With our mission accomplished we packed up the truck (and I mean Packed Up The Truck!)
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and headed back to the Cabin!
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Where I sit this morning, sipping my coffee by the fire! It’s all good, my dears, all good!

Make it a great Tuesday, friends!
Steph

 

Flag Day and the answer

Happy Flag Day everyone!
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Have you been having a good week? Aside from an excursion to the cardiologist on Wednesday (tests went well – but no word yet.), I’ve been busy helping with the Big Bed Shuffle here at the conference center. Remember all those mattresses that were delivered a week or so ago?
UntitledWell, the new queens are going into the rooms in Lily Hill (the motel), and the newer doubles that had been in Lily Hill were moved to replaced some older doubles in Dreyer. Then all the twin beds were replaced with new. In other words, just about every room at the conference center got some type of new (or new to them!) beds. It was a good chance to do some behind the beds cleaning,
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and then ALL those beds had to be made! Ah, job security!
Gary, who has been on ‘light duty’ since this whole heart thing started, kept busy making all the bed frames for those new queen beds.
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Neither he or I were actually involved in the shuffling of all the mattresses (thank goodness!). Just the pre- and after-math of said shuffle!! All in all, it was a good and productive week!
This weekend we head to upstate NY for a weekend visit with our good SOWER friends, Joe & Kim. =) At the end of the weekend, Gary will head back by himself and I’ll hang around in NY until Kim and I pick-up our other dear friend Jenny at the airport on Tuesday for a much anticipated Girls’ Getaway!!
Watch out – here comes trouble!
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Oh – the Where in the World Wednesday location? I had a lot of good guess over on Facebook, and lots of them got it right away.

Mount St. Helens in Washington State.  The mountain missing it’s main peak since its 1980 eruption.
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