Things are really happening at Heart of Wisdom, and the place seems to dramatically change daily. This week, Kodo, Robert, Doug, Andrew, Evan, Lowell, Ryushin and others were really hard at work. Kodo continues to shepherd all projects, jumping in with an extra hand when needed, running errands, and being generally indispensable. Doug has been devoting himself to the main stair rail and banister. Lowell has painted trim. Ryushin has been hard at work in the zendo, Evan has been working both inside and outside the building. Andrew has tested the new PA speakers and made sure they'd work with our current PA system, started more sanding work on the Wainscoting outside the zendo and down the main stairs, and is now working with Robert on the rebuild of the sanzen room. The water heater has been worked on, as has the furnace room. Nan has been stopping by, keeping us all fed, looking mildly worried, and generally making sure we're not killing ourselves.
The big news is that the zendo floor is finally IN!! After hunting down additional tongue & groove of about the same age and composition, Wayne and the crew finished installing the floor yesterday at about 3pm! Hear that? WE HAVE A ZENDO FLOOR!!!!
You'll obviously notice the current color difference, but have no fear. Once the floor's resurfaced, it will be indistinguishable from the original wood.
There's still much to do, though, so if you're worried that there'll be no room for your samu energy, well, DON'T! Don't forget that we have a work day tomorrow, 5/5. Just show up, and bring your biggest jar of elbow grease!