Strange way to intro this blog post, yes? It will make sense quite quickly, I’m afraid.
Wednesday saw us undergo a number of inspections on our property. We faired pretty well on the inside. We passed some items; others need a little more fixing. But overall things look good for the CO from that vantage point.
I wish I could say we got the same high grades on the outside. Turns out we have a problem with not just one manhole cover (we had some inkling about that already). Apparently we have multiple manhole cover issues, two to be exact. Something’s not quite right. Don’t ask me. I don’t even want to know. Smarter folks than I have got it covered (pun intended).
So what’s the bottom line? This I do understand. It will take seven to ten construction days to fix the problem. Best case scenario now for our first soft opening looks like May 20. Wish I had better news for us, but I simply don’t. All I can tell you is that we are doing all that we can and working every angle possible to get closure on this deal. Please pray for wisdom to that end. And of course, please continue to pray for favor with the city.
I thought about concluding by saying something spiritual about the virtue of patience from texts like Romans 2:6-7 and James 4:7-11. But I have to be honest. I’m not feeling particularly spiritual at this moment. Think I’ll go look for a working manhole cover and crawl inside for a pastoral pity party.
Just kidding . . . I think.
We’re all disappointed, but at least our covering for sins is still secure and effective!
Isn’t it comforting to believe/cling-to/rely-on the truth that God is ALWAYS good–that He is in control and that He is Sovereign over this situation too. As my sister-in-law would say: “It ain’t nothing but a thing.”
Glad I’m not the only one working the pun thing.
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