Another guest blogger...
We had a wonderful day today!! Though we started the day off with some clouds, they gave way to sunshine while we finished off the steps at our site. We had were wonderful workers again today screwing in the boards on the steps. We all worked hard to dig and dig and dig some more and yet the hole never seemed to get deeper nor did the risers seem to level! With hard work, determination and some "girl power" we managed to get all but the railings completed.
The people at our site were so nice and the homeowner's brother-in-law showered us with homemade gifts made of recycled materials. The smile on the homeowner's face was worth all of the hard work! Of course we played with the dogs and enjoyed watching the ducks swim by in the water as we were energized by the sunlight that shined today unlike yesterday. I think we did a good job of mixing work and play!
Having the young women here has been a wonderful experience. Their energy and enthusiasm have been inspiring. Seeing them surrounded by the WV mountains wheeling a pickax or operating a drill made me realize how important these trips really are. I am so glad that we were still able to come even though there were so few of us this year. I can't wait to see what next year will bring!!
Stay tuned for the posting of the pictures tomorrow due to technical difficulties today!