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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain."
Emily Dickinson

Another beautiful day in wild, wonderful West Virginia. This morning as we drove out to sites, the view was spectacular. The clouds had settled into the valleys between the mountains, it was gorgeous. At times we were above the clouds looking down. It didn't take long for the clouds to burn off and for us to have sunshine for the whole day, with fairly pleasant temperatures.

The group split up into two groups today with one group going to the Itmann school house and the other group going back to the painting site in Lillydale. The Itmann crew continued digging the drainage ditch behind the school and begun work on tiling the bathroom floor.  The Lillydale crew also made a lot of progress. They finished up most of the main painting and completed a lot of the trim work. The porch building is going along smoothly as well. The frame is done, as is the deck boards. All that is needed are the steps ans the railings. As was the case from yesterday, there were extra helpers and visitors from up the street.

Tonight's dinner was an Italian feast. Lots of spaghetti, sauteed veggies and a salad. Yummy!

We also had a few guests for dinner tonight, two women who are working on an interactive documentary that is being shot in McDowell County. The project Hollow , is a "hybrid community participatory project and interactive documentary where content is created "for the community, by the community." They shared with us some early footage and talked about some of the their experiences so far. It was a very interesting and very informative night. We encourage you to check out their website and see how you can help.

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