The permits were finally granted so that work could continue on remodeling the temple and adding the entrance porch and new bathrooms. The new porch is done and shown above except for painting, shingles, and plinths. The porch itself was painted this week and the front door was painted a light gold. The plinths don’t go on until the concrete work is done, which should happen after the stucco, which will be when it happens. The stucco contractor is booked. Need one more inspection before the foundation can be poured for the addition. It will probably be done the same time as the walkways in front of the house. Looking good!
Charlie installs the front door and other locks.
These flaming jewel poles are ready to be installed.
Beams are temporarily in place for entry porch. The Tibetan Flaming Jewel Post fit below the notch.
New front porch in place.
Rainbow being inspects Sean’s work.
Charlie and Tim install first the cross beam, then the Flaming Jewel Tibetan posts.
Flaming Jewel posts in place.
New entryway with partially unwrapped Flaming Jewel posts.
Detail of ornate Tibetan post.
Just needs the shingles.
Claudia finishes painting the outside of the front door.
While her partner and husband Mike puts the last touches on the inside.
Judy says goodbye to visitors from the new well-lit entryway. In this photo, the door has yet to be painted its final light gold.
The new entryway is almost finished.