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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the the lives of others."

We were blessed with a little bit cooler weather today, one could almost say the morning was cool. Today was a busy day in PVland, with four sites going on throughout the county.

One group continued work in New Richmond. Yard work continued, as did the roof. The two new projects today was helping to run electrical wiring and painting the front of the house. We should be finishing up their tomorrow.

We also sent a group back to St. Vincent DePaul. The group helped organize the warehouse and made phone calls for distribution later in the week.

A third group went up the road from the school to continue the underpinning and painting that began in March. Besides the summer program, a college group from Northern Illinois University worked at this site as well as a group from Elms College in June.

The final site today was a new site in Mullens. The volunteers were able to stay cool as they power washed the house while a couple of volunteers worked inside fixing odds and ends.

For dinner tonight we had a scrumptious cornbread chili (the recipe can be found in the PV cookbook) and a salad. For dessert we had one of my favorites, a chocolate raspberry torte, also in the PV Cookbook.

For reflection tonight, we were asked to share three truths about ourselves with the group. We were to share the truths, but why they were truths. It was interesting to hear some of the shared truths amongst the group.

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