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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back." Maya Angelou

The hot weather continues this week. Today was in the mid-90's and humid again. We just saw in the paper it has been the warmest summer in West Virginia in 75 years. At least we know we aren't crazy...

Today we started the day at two different sites, but ended up all at one. We had a few little things to tighten up at a site out in Lilydale, and after fixing those few things and visiting a little, the crew headed up to join the other work crew who were building a ramp. The ramp is for a woman in Ravencliffe who needs a little help getting in and our of her house. It is actually a backwards ramp, as the entrance to her house sits below the road. It was a lot of hard work, but when all was said and done we were able to get all the framing and all the posts up and a good start on the deck boards.

Dinner tonight we had a cookout and enjoyed veggie burgers and regular burgers, along with pasta salad and beans. Always a good and satisfying meal.

With all our sore muscles from the day, today's reflection was well timed, as we started it with some stretching and relaxing breathing. After a short reading, we shared and reflected how we are stretched while we are in West Virginia as PVs.

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