Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Staying on Top of It

I usually try to go to the temple site when the construction workers have gone for the night.  That way, they don't see a crazy lady trying to take pictures while they're working.  And since I haven't been issued an official Temple Chaser security badge or hard hat yet....

I'm trying hard to not interrupt business or create a safety hazard.  I'd like to leave the hard work up to those boys.  The less interruptions, the sooner they get it done, right? And I'm trying to obey the on site code of conduct.

But the crane has me intrigued and my husband too.  It is very impressive...that crane.  You can see it for miles away.
He offered to drive me in and down the the entrance a bit so I could stand on top of his truck to take some pictures.  That way I could get high enough to see what's going on. How's that for temple chasing?  We're having to get creative here.



Because the temple site has been built up on a hill and much of the construction is taking place beneath the surface, it is difficult to get high enough to see what is going on inside.  The fence that spans the perimeter, very well built I might add, prevents anyone from getting close enough to see. They are doing such a great job....very secure.  It looks like they are mightily working on the earthquake resistant foundation.
Today the gate was open and we were able to get a few shots.  It wasn't long before the hard hats started noticing us and we took our leave.  I mean, crazy lady standing on a Ford truck is pretty hard to miss.  But it's what we Temple Chasers do to stay on top of things....
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9 comments:

Dennis and Cherise said...

You are so funny Cheryl =) I bet it is getting exciting there! When we were home a couple of weeks ago for Dennis' grandma's funeral, I made Dennis drive me by the Temple Lot...I couldn't be that close and not go see it! I can't wait till it is done! Oh Im also excited about the announcement of the Laie Hawaii Temple open house and rededication! Wish I could be there!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Yeah! It's so nice to see what's happening at the temple site. Thanks for being so diligent and daring! =)

Quinn Rollins said...

I love your blog--it's nice to see work progressing on a temple so "far away" from where I live in Salt Lake City. I just wanted to point out that your temple in Kansas City might be the start of a new architectural trend for other temples--the modernized two-tower design is being used in Brigham City too. http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/brighamcity/ ...it'll be interesting to see where this takes us. Keep up the good work--don't get busted for trespassing!

christianne said...

Thank you for the posts and photos! It helps. Couldn't help but wonder if a pun was intended on "crazy lady standing on a Ford truck...Temple Chasers do to stay ON TOP of things". :~>

Julie said...

Thanks for your pictures. It will be fun to see this temple rise out of the ground.

Julie said...

Thanks for your pictures. It will be fun to see this temple rise out of the ground.

Here at home said...

Just a shout out, the Brigham City Temple ground breaking is today, July 14. Yea! So excited for those in Brigham City.

Here at home said...

Sorry, they had it wrong on FB. It is scheduled for July 31. Still exciting.

Sam said...

New sign at Temple site.

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