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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater." Mary Manin Morrissey

Today was a very hot day, with highs in the upper 90's. The day finished off with a tremendous thunder, lightening and wind storm that caused our power to go out and partially remain out over night into the next morning. We are realizing that power outages occur quite a bit on this end of the county as this is the third time we have lost power in three and half weeks.

The sites were able to get quite a bit done, despite the heat. Work continued on the the ramp and the neighbors house. We also started painting at the other neighbors house, one that we worked on during the spring break trips. So much has been done in that house in the last few months and it is really coming together and looking beautiful.

Besides the three sites working next to each other, another group headed out to
Mullens to continue painting the floor and getting the Itmann Food Bank ready for distribution.

The final two sites were our first camps that we are having in the Hanover area, soccer and craft. Having never done a camp out here and not having a lot of connections yet to people in the area, we were not quite sure what to expect as far as numbers. We ended up with one enthusiastic camper (in addition to the PV campers) and promises of several more to join us tomorrow.

The day was topped off with a delicious meal of baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and salad. And to top if off, homemade chocolate chip cookies. Very satisfying after a hard days work : )

Just as we were gathering for reflection, the power started flickering and then partially came back on, so we continued. We listened to a wonderful song about changing the world and went around a shared a "new and good" from the day.

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