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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

"i thank You God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes." e.e. cummings

Happy fourth of July!!! We hope you and your families had a wonderful day. We had the unique situation in that all of the home owners whose houses we were working on were going to be away for the fourth, so we needed to find some alternative activities. We search high and low for festivals and fourth of July fun, only to find the closest thing like that was in Fayetteville. We decided to give everyone options of different activities that they could do and let everyone choose, much like job sites.

The one "site" that pretty much everyone signed up for was a guitar making workshop that was help at the school by two of our talented volunteers. PV's constructed guitars our of cigar boxes and lumber. It was amazing to watch them come into being. We will post pictures at the end of the week.

In the afternoon people went swimming, hiking, for a drive around the county. at about 1:30 the skies open up and we had quite a down pour with huge wind gusts that knocked a tree down near by, that in turn knocked our power out for what ended up being over six hours. Not only the power, but about four hours into it, our water since it was being run by an electric pump. Everyone was very flexible and made the best of it. We had sandwiches for dinner and we did jobsites by flashlight. Just as we were wrapping up jobsites that power came back on and was back to "normal." After a strange beginning of the week, everyone is set and excited to go out on sites tomorrow.

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