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Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

"Love cannot remain by itself - it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service."
Mother Teresa

Another great week lies ahead of us. Not only do we have some fantastic sites for the week, but we also get to celebrate 4th of July as well. Today we had three groups head out for the day. One crew was a closer group, as they went to the two sites in Oceana from last and finished them up, so we are officially through with those two sites. They look wonderful and the homeowners are happy.

We also started two new sites. The first was a painting site out near the Wyoming/McDowell County line. We were helping to paint the eves on an elderly woman's house. The volunteers enjoyed chatting with the homeowner, as well as her son. The son even made and shared sweet tea with the volunteers as he shared stories about growing up in the area and working in the mines.

The other new site for the week was only about 5 minutes from the painting site. We had a little bit of everything going on at this site. One group of volunteers helped to recover a newly installed waterline, while another couple of volunteers cleaned out the gutters to help get them moving again. Still yet, a third group of PVs helped to replace several floors that had really become dangerous. The floor work will continue for several days, but the gutter cleaning and pipe covering up, was pretty much completed today.

Dinner was very enjoyable tonight. We were treated to a noodle casserole, Spanish rice, chicken and a wonderful salad with lots of goodies in it. For dessert we had pineapple dump cake. Yum, yum, yum.

We did a good old traditional new and good for reflection tonight after hearing a quote about finding happiness in moments.  New and goods area always a great way to hear about each others days.

We actually had a bit of excitement after reflection when a bat somehow got into the school. A couple of brave and peaceful PVs, helped to trap and then usher the bat out a door. The poor little guy was a bit spooked, but in the careful guidance of the PVs he (or she) found their way to freedom.

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