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About half of the back wall is ready for the decorative coat. Because the walls are not straight, the workers have had to use a couple of different thicknesses of styrofoam insulation to get a straight, flat exterior surface. It has been a time-consuming challenge that most would not have bothered with.

The decorative coat, which is white, gives texture to the wall surface, as opposed to a flat, smooth finish. Though you can stop at that stage, we will paint the building white, to better seal the wall against the harsh Romanian winters.

The tile in the men’s room was finished soon after the photo. Fixtures and privacy walls will soon follow.

The ladies’ bathroom is tiled. Lord willing, some finishing on the upper wall, ceiling, and fixtures will soon follow.

The base coat over the styrofoam insulation is all done.

They were almost to the roofline. It is slow, tedious work to attach each slab of insulation and end up with a perfectly flat, vertical surface.

Then men's bathroom is all tiled up.

The men’s bathroom is all tiled up. We just need to get all the stuff for it and have the water and sewer hooked up to the building.

The water crew had a work permit from the city that gave them just one day to dig the ditch, hook up to the water and sewer lines, and get the ditch covered again.

The water crew had a work permit from the city that gave them just one day to dig the ditch, hook up to the water and sewer lines, and get the ditch covered again.