Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Goodbye old friend.

Stedsmen sharing a moment of silence.

Sted's seniors, Spencer Edman, Brian Roddy, Nick Kelsey, and John Wetzel, recently took a tour of the Hall and excitement suddenly turned to sadness as they realized that an old friend was gone. Yes, the old "vator" is gone, but there is a new, more powerful vator. Still, on the old elevator departure, Edman said, "I'll miss her. Even on your worse day at Notre Dame that old vator could always lift you up." 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Renovation Update.

The third floor

With the fourth floor completed, the third floor continues to be the focus of renovation efforts. In addition to installing new fixtures and furniture the individual rooms, the hallways are being prepped to be painted a color other than Notre Dame's traditional "light creme." On what the new color will be, Fr. Ralph said, "I am not telling, but you're going to like it. I guarantee it." Indeed, you will...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Your Sunday...

Enjoying the Sabbath

...picture from Notre Dame. A beautiful view of the Basilica on yet another beautiful day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday's Squirrel.

Please come down.

This God Quad squirrel was hesitant to leave his leafy perch for a partially eaten french fry. On our furry friend's hesitation, a Stedsman said, "Perhaps he wanted a 'freedom fry' instead." Maybe he did...maybe he did unnamed Stedsman.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Siena Calling...

Pat and Kevin, with eyes shut, enjoying a view of Siena

Sted's junior, Pat Rahill, was studying abroad this summer in London. With the rigorous program now over, Pat thought the family might enjoy a visit a to the "continent" and unwind. On the family's trip to Tuscany, three time Sted's dad, Dan Rahill, said, "Pat had a great idea!" Indeed he did dad... indeed he did! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Renovation Update.

Almost done

With most of the new windows in place, the roof has been receiving some attention. Damaged slate roof tiles were replaced, new copper finishings added, and a new coat paint given. While the color looks grey in the photo, the final color will be a dark brown that matches the Main Building. On the recent improvements to the roof, Fr. Ralph said, "It looks great, but are we getting a rooftop patio?"

Monday, July 14, 2014

Calling all hands...

No, the other pipe...

Sted's seniors, David Shipper and Carson Barnes, thought that they would lend a hand and help the renovation effort by tackling the Hall's mechanical room, tightening values and swinging wrenches. While their thoughts were admirable, they achieved very little for the cause. Still, on seeing the recent improvements, Barnes said, "Looks like there will be some surprises when we come back. Let's just hope they cover all the holes in the floor so that those surprises don't send us to the hospital," and Shipper said, "It looks nice." Well said...well said indeed.