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Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Blake

I am realizing that keeping up the blog over the weekends is a daunting task. I will try and put up pictures from last week tomorrow.

Saturday we said "goodbye" to 22 volunteers and "hello" to another 22. Rarely do we lose and gain the same amount, so that was a little unusual.

For community day we stayed close to home and played a "non competitive game of kickball." Sunday was also our final orientation and commissioning of the summer. I really can't believe how fast this summer is going. There are only two more weeks of the summer program!

Today we had a full slate of projects, we think possibly the biggest number of sites going on at the same time. Today saw the beginning of the Glen Fork Craft Camp. This year's theme is "Under the Sea", bringing the ocean and all its environs to the children of Glen Fork.

We also continued and finished site where last week we put on rubberized roofing, installed doors and replaced a ceiling. The group today finished up the sanding on the ceiling and painted.

We also went back to the site in Simon to this time work on the porch roofs. The volunteers were very close to finishing, with only a couple of hours needed tomorrow.

A small group also went up to work on the under pinning at the site in Allen Junction. Besides continuing on the underpinning, a couple of PVs jumped up on the roof and applied a new layer of fiber roof coating. Probably one more day on this site.

There were two new sites today. We installed a new water pump for a man in Jesse who has been without water since December. While a couple of volunteers were working on the pump, a whole crew of PVs worked out in the yard to help the homeowner clear some brush.

The other new site was a site in Kopperston where volunteers spent time replacing a few windows and painting the outside of the house. This site will continue for a couple of days.

It looks like for dinner tonight we will be having spaghetti and garlic bread. Yummy!

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