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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us."
Dorothy Day

Today was the beginning of a very busy week for the PVs. We had eight sites going on today, with a lot of action. Today was the first day of our camps for this summer. We have a craft camp and basketball camp with two sessions. The craft camp is being held in Mullens, while the basketball camp is in Pineville. When we stopped by basketball camp the children were having a lot of funny, and learning a lot.

Besides the camp, we had six home repair sites going on, two new and four continuing. Of the four continuing, we finish up at the painting site outside of Welch that we begun work on last week. We were also able to finish up the underpinning site in Hanover, and the ramp site in Oceana.

The two new sites that started came along nicely. We started a ramp in Corrine for a disabled lady in a wheelchair. Besides the ramp, there were several jobs inside that needed to be done to help make her life a little easier. We were able to widen her bathroom door so she could easily get in and out of her bathroom, make her air conditioning units fit better in her windows, and we built up a cabinet and replaced a counter top.

The other new site was for a couple who live in Bailyesville. There are several projects that we will be working on there throughout the week, but today we tore down an old porch and porch roof and started building a new one. The gentleman that lives in the house is in a rehabilitation center and can't come home until his house is safer, and there is a ramp to help get him in and out of the house.

After an extremely busy day, everyone was more than ready for dinner. We were treated to a Mexican casserole, black beans, rice and salad. A very yummy dinner.

Reflection for the evening included a musical number and props! We looked at the idea of preflection, looking at the week ahead. We were then asked to share a new and a good from the day. This sharing is even more interesting with so many sites. One really gets to hear what went on everywhere in the county.

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