John Anderson and his team have completed the work of demolition on the old kitchen space. The interior was completely gutted out and cleaned. New electric circuits, insulation and plumbing were put back into the walls and the room was then covered in again with plywood and sheet rock.
Here John is working on the joints on the ceiling.
After this comes painting, tile and installation of new cabinets. Progress!
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness