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Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

"At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

What a nice treat to have a slightly cooler day today. Storms moved through yesterday afternoon and blew away the oppressively hot weather. This week temperatures are suppose to stay in the 80's, much more comfortable working weather.

PVs were once again spread throughout the county. We sent a group back to continue work on the Itmann SH. The group today continued digging in the back to create drainage for when rain water rushes down the mountain so it does not run right into the school house. Work also continued on the inside of the building, framing walls, looking into the plumbing, etc.

Another group of PVs went back to help at St. Vincent DePaul. The group continue to sort clothes and organize the warehouse. This job may seem like it never ends, but by going through all the donated bags and getting rid of some of the more damage clothing, it makes way for all the "good stuff."

The final group went to Lillydale to paint and build a back porch.  The house we were working on was just down the street from our long time PV friends, so we had many visitors and helpers all day long. Tremendous progress was made today at the house. Three quarters of the house was painted and the framing for the porch was pretty much completed.

After putting in another hard day of work, volunteers were treated to another wonderful meal. Tonight volunteers prepared breaded chicken, breaded eggplant, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes and coleslaw. The meal was fabulous!

During the evening we reflected on dignity, how important it is to show respect to others and how the PV cornerstone of being present is a wonderful way of allowing others to have dignity. The reflection was followed with a sharing of the "New and the Good."

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