"In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength."
The temperatures continue to hover in the low to mid-90's, but today was extra humid making work today all that much harder. We had two crews out today. One group returned to the site in Hanover to finish up the tiling, painting and plumbing. They made great progress, but there is still a little left to do.
The other group of PVs went to work on the Itmann school house to continue renovations. Today the group did an amazing job clearing the brush from back of the building, as well as clearing all the limbs that were touching the roof. It was a lot of hard work, but it looks fabulous. The group also was able to open up the shutters on three of the back windows and remove the plywood that was covering the window. Just those simple things really made a huge difference and let a lot of light into the building.
This evening their were many tired and sore PVs who were grateful for the meal that was prepared for them. Tonight we had macaroni and cheese, ham, green beans, salad and homemade rolls from Daphne. The whole meal absolutely wonderful. The meal was topped of with homemade chocolate chip cookies, with a special large cookie with candles to celebrate Jenny's birthday. Of course a very out of tune rendition of "Happy Birthday" followed.
Reflection tonight was simple, yet powerful as we reflected on our "new and good" from the day.