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The VIM Project

Sunday, 8 Sierpien 1993

...the main task [ the Przemysl church ] would like to see us tackle on this trip is to gather materials from all over town to the new building site, so that when the construction professionals are available to do more work, the materials will be ready.

[ On the drive from Warsaw to Przemysl ], you'd see lots with big piles of bricks or blocks - probably similar projects that got started and are waiting to finish... at times when they couldn't do any actual work on the building, they would still be buying materials, that might cost ten times as much next year, and storing them at homes, until the day workers would be available...

Now that the building [ is far enough along that it ] can be sealed off, they can move those materials to the church, to save having to waste time collecting them when the workers arrive. The operative mode is still: line up your ducks so that when you can borrow a shotgun, you can knock 'em off...

8/11/93

I kinda floated from job to job today, but at least I felt like I did some work here. Helped move chairs out so they could be polished and then moved them into the new building. And then - because we'd put them in the leaky room and it was threatening rain - to another room.

A word to the next group to visit: don't get going on too many projects at once. Every project we've tackled has turned out to be touger than it looked. The electricians are having a real time of it - the wiring buried in the walls is horrible; the fixtures short out and you can't buy that kind anymore...

The paint crew is having their own problems; the original plaster we used doesn't stick well if it's at all thick, and so when we paint it, it peels up... as a result, there are some parts of the room where the texture isn't too good...


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