We promise, Trevor has been working diligently on his project, we have just been a little lax keeping everyone in the loop. The progress being made on The Cottage is remarkable. You can really tell which parts of the building have been sided and the parts still requiring a little help. A sizable group of volunteers have been spending their weekend mornings and early afternoons at the Chillicothe Historical Society.
A vast majority of the youth volunteers have no experience with construction or carpentry. It has been a learning experience from the first pounding of nails, to learning how to measure lengths of siding, discovering there is a difference when taking measurements from the factory edge, observing first how to install F and J channel and hang siding, to completing all the steps on their own.
It has been a wonderful learning opportunity not only for Trevor but for all youth involved. Trevor has collaborated with members of the Historical Society and Venturing Adults to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to complete his project. Through the assistance of Jay and Jerry, Trevor has experienced what steps must be completed prior to the actual siding of the building, what materials and equipment are necessary to replace exterior doors and reside a building, what it takes to prepare a building to be resided, how many man hours are actually required to complete his project, and how to relay instructions to his volunteers in an age appropriate manner.
With a lot of perseverance and overcoming many challenges, Trevor has seen his project through to completion. So here’s just a sneak peak into the changes. More to come later. We are all just bursting at the seams with pride. Congratulations, Trevor!