Whew! It’s been a while since writing. Sorry about that, but life gets in the way. Just a quick note to mention that the building fund is now estimated at having to need closer to $6-10 million for completing the work. No surprise there for me.
The cub scouts did send a check into the parish as requested, whereupon I made sure to transfer out to the Boy Scout troop before the end of the calendar year and not pay dues for the following year. That was the deal: if you pay I get out as soon as I can. It worked out for me.