"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once again today we had hot weather, but this is just the beginning of several days reaching into the 100's. Because of the heat we finished up a little early at our sites, allowing volunteers to relax a bit in the air conditioning of the school.
The volunteers finished up the roof out on Bud Mountain and then were able to spend a significant amount of time chatting with the home owners. I'm sure the volunteers won't miss the long drive out to Bud Mountain, but I know they will miss the family and the beautiful views.
Volunteers also continued work up the road in Hanover. They were able to finish the painting inside and we will spend time next week tiling a couple of rooms and then we should be able to wrap things up there.
A group also went back to the Itmann school house to continue removing knotweed and begin to clean the inside so that it could be closer to be ready for move in. There is still a lot that needs to be done, but it is definitely looking much better than it did a couple of days ago from the outside.
We sent two groups to St. Vincent DePaul today. One group continued inside with distribution and organizing, while another group worked outside trying to secure the deck boards on the newly built deck. While it is close to being done, there are still a few more adjustments that need to be done, as well as hanging the St. Vincent DePaul sign across the front of the porch.
The final group, or I should say twosome, spent the day loading up debris from our New Richmond site and hauling it to the landfill at the top of the mountain. Two large loads were done before it just became too hot to do it anymore.
After some good R&R volunteers were treated to breakfast for dinner. Besides pancakes and eggs, there were homemade home fries, bacon, sausage and tofu. The meal was topped off with delicious pudding.
As we gathered in the evening for reflection, we were asked to reflect on someone we have met who is like God in skin. After the sharing we were each given a piece of a puzzle and as we put the puzzle together it created the PV logo.