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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride.!"

Hunter S. Thompson

Another warm and sunny day in Wyoming County!. Today the group split in half, with half going to soccer camp, and the other half going to a home repair site in New Richmond.

It was another great day at soccer camp. I don't know who was more enthusicastic, the campers or the volunteers. We were also very grateful for the use of a tent to provide us and the campers with some much needed shade. Thanks Mullens soccer community for the shade!

The home repair site we had today, was a continuation of a site that we worked on last week with a group of students from Elms College. (I will be posting about the Elms College trip in the near future.)  Today the volunteers continued to remove shrubbery, weeds and vines from the mountainside that the house sits on. Volunteers also helped to pull down (literally with our truck) an old pump house that was out back. By the afternoon there was no shade to be had and we had to call it quits a bit early.

Needless to say, with all the sun and heat today, volunteers were ready for a shower and a nice home-cooked meal. Tonight we were treated to a satisfying shepherds pie, salad and homemade rolls.. The special treat with dinner tonight was homemade chocolate chip cookies. Yummmy!

Tonight's reflection focused on our spiritual journey and in particular someone we have met in West Virginia who has helped us along on our journey.

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