Our contractors started the remodeling of the temple today, a most auspicious beginning for the Chinese New Year! We have opened up the two rooms that will become our Buddha Hall and started adding the fire walls that will separate the residential (dorms, community room, and kitchen) part of the building from the temple proper. The county building inspector checked out the earlier conversion work done on the building and instructed our architect to find what we need to do to meet code. The septic system for the temple is in place and approved, although we still need to fill in the old tank. We hope to add a new entryway and construct the main altars for the Buddha Hall in this phase.