When construction workers placed a tree on the topmost beam of a building during its construction last Friday it was not just a sign of accomplishment. The tradition of placing a tree on the structure, or the “Topping out”, has roots tracing back to an ancient Scandinavian practice of builders wanting to appease tree-dwelling spirits disturbed by the building’s construction. While everyone here at the Chi Institute and the hard workers of D. E. Scorpio Corporation know that we have no tree spirits to please we still like an excuse to celebrate. Our students, builders and staff came together today to celebrate how far we have come in the construction of the teaching facility. We are still waiting patiently for the interior finishing, electrical and plumbing to be completed. With only these details left we expect to see the end of construction by Christmas.