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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Act without doing; work without effort. Think of the small as large and the few as many. Confront the difficult while it is still easy; accomplish the great task by a series of small acts." Tao Te Ching

We awoke this morning still with only partial power in the building. Some rooms still had no lights, some had no air conditioning, some had partial lights, air conditioning, etc., the internet was still down and the phones were still down. As we headed out to jobsites, many of whom where in the Hanover area we weren't sure if there would be power at the sites. Sure enough at the the three home repair sites in Hanover there was no power. One site did all they could until the cordless drills died, another site did not need electricity so they went about their work in the dark and the third house painted by kerosene lantern. You got to love the flexibility and adaptability of the PVs!

Another group took the long drive to Mullens to continue work at The Way youth center, this time working alongside a group from Tampa. The group continued drywalling and tiling and were joined by the group who ran out of power on their drills. There were a lot of people working and a lot getting accomplished.

It was also day two of our camps and unfortunately due to the power outage we had no kids show up. We say kids later in the day and they said they just assumed there would be no camp since there was no electricity. We are looking forward to tomorrow's camp.

For dinner tonight we were treated to Brazilian Chicken, beans and rice as well as cooked carrots that were all delicious. For dessert, a special treat of jello and cool whip : )

Reflection tonight focused on our challenges and triumphs of the day as well as reflecting on what virtues to we strive for that we encounter during our time as PVs.

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