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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Emotion is the chief source of all becoming conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness in to light and of apathy into movement without emotion."  Eric Jung

Today started off a lot drier than yesterday. It wasn't sunny first thing, but as we drove to the sites in the morning there was fog nestled in the mountains. If you haven't seen that sight before, you are missing something of beauty.

Today we had several different crews heading out for the day. One group went back up to Long Branch to work on the porch that was started yesterday. With the drier weather and a hard working crew, the porch was finished by the end of the day. By all accounts, it looks wonderful and will be much enjoyed by the four generations of family we have met over the days.

A second group returned to the site outside of Baileysville. Today the group focused on the roof and on the front porch railings. The roof had been leaking in several places. It took a little tar, a little caulk and a lot of creativity, but we think the roof should be much better at keeping its occupants dry. The work we did on the porch was to replace the railings and make it a lot safer. It looks like one more day of work and we should be done at this site as well.

A third crew took on the role of furniture movers in the morning. A local couple from the parish are moving and wanted to donate some furniture to St. Vincent DePaul for distribution. A couple truckloads and some PV muscle later and the task was complete. We will miss you Wilburn and Kathy!

With all the furniture moving, porch building and roof repairing done today, it is no wonder why everyone had a bit of an appetite tonight. Tonight is the traditional "Breakfast for Dinner" night where several men cook the dinner. This is also the night where we take pity on our cook has to cleanup after them : ) All kidding aside, breakfast for dinner is always a nice treat. You can't really go wrong with pancakes, bacon and eggs.

Tonight's reflection asked us to think of a time while in West Virginia that we had a moment, or moments when we knew we were right where God wanted us to be.

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