Our dojo is an old building, with a bad roof. Leaks that probably go back decades have created areas of rot that extend along the sides. It doesn't take an engineering degree to see the issues. Repairs to at least stop the leaks are currently underway.

Removing the upstairs ceiling to get as much weight off the roof as possible and to expose the damage was in order. We got together and spent the afternoon pulling down tongue and groove boards, breaking them into 4-5 ft. pieces, and loading them on a trailer for disposal.

It was dirty work, but we did it like family. Afterwards we worked on the taiso for an hour.

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