First of all, SQQQUUEEEEE!! But we’ll get to the squee later.
The Friday before I left for Savannah/Tybee Island/Charleston for a week, I ran by the courthouse to see what they had been doing. They were busy knocking a hole in the wall. A very carefully chiseled, gently demolished hole.
When they got finished chiseling out those four bricks and removing the grout stuck to them, they dry stacked them back in the hole. That is where they are still sitting to this day. I have no idea.
So, fast forward to this morning when I was running uber early for work which basically never happens. As I rolled by the courthouse on my daily spy run, I noticed lots of work, busy bees. I pulled over and parked it.
There is that scaffolding on the second floor that has been driving me nuts for ever. What are they doing in there?? I just can’t see and believe me, I’ve tried. There were a couple of guys with 5 gallon buckets of pieces of bricks that came to the debris chute and emptied the buckets. Demo of the walls…making space to do what? There was a 18 wheeler behind me with a flat bed trailer of construction materials. I drove around to get a gander.
Then I parked it again and noticed the stacks of Ready Mix concrete on the front lawn. They’ve been framing with 2 x 6’s on the second floor, there’s more framing on that trailer, there’s concrete, hmmmm. Please, please let the clock tower be next.
So, then a man in a hard hat started walking across the street. I continued to be nosy and he waved at me. It’s a small town, we’re friendly, I waved back. He stopped beside my car, I rolled down my window and he said, “Are you the one that comes and takes pictures every morning?” I promptly burst into laughter because I *knew* it would eventually happen. It actually took them longer than I thought it would. I replied, “Yes, that’s me.” He asked my name and when I told him, he said that I was welcome to come inside and take photos any time I wanted to as I long as I stopped by the construction trailer in the back and got a hard hat. I said, “I would LOVE that.” He said, “Well, we’ve got quite a bit going on today but Monday would be a good day to come by if you want to.” I said, “I’ll be here.” (SQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, see?) He said, “It’s been slow going…” I said, “Slow is good as long as that means it’s being done right.” He said, “Oh yeah! We’ve kinda cleaned off the rest of the front of it now, gotta get some repairs done.” I asked his name, he told me and hustled off to talk the guy driving the trailer rig. Here is the front completely power washed.
Monday, you will have photos of the inside and second floor. Can NOT wait!!