Yoan paints the characters that Kakumyo carved into the new sign in a large piece of wood. The characters say Ho-U-Ji, which means “Dharma Rain Temple.” The footing got poured yesterday, so the sign should be installed soon.
The trash and recycling building got new doors finished and handles put on, and that building is now finished, looking good.
The Oregon Tradeswomen continue to work Thursdays on the barn. The photo shows them raising a Glulam beam with joist hangers already attached. As of yesterday, all of those beams are up, and they are beginning to install the floor joists for the upstairs flooring.
It is wonderful to have facilities, including parking, so that we can offer the variety of events you see here and elsewhere on our calendar. Much gratitude to our many donors, benefactors, and volunteers.
We continue to work on finishing details inside and outside the Sodo, as well as on landscaping and gardening tasks. Regular Wednesday work parties are a great way to spend time with sangha doing useful things on the property. There are plenty of tasks for everyone who shows up between 9:30am-3pm. We also have a mid-day sit from 11:30am to 12:30pm. If you are around for lunch time (12:30pm), you get lunch for free.