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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

...I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.

I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.
Ellen Goodman

One small difference after another, sounds like each and every PV day, and today was no different. Volunteers young and not so young, continued working on the kitchen and the painting at the site in Mullens. The house is really starting to come together, everyone who has worked their should be proud of their work.

Work also continued on the addition just outside of Saulesville. It is really amazing how fast it is going up. The floor, walls and some rafters are already up. Before you know it, it will be ready to inhabit.

Volunteers started and finished a new site up on Bud Mountain. An older couple had asked us to repair their back porch roof and small ramp. Not only is the couple very nice to work with, but the setting is absolutely gorgeous, with their house sitting right on top of a mountain.

Non-home repair sites also continued today, with a group going to help out at St. Vincent DePaul in Pineville, as well as the afternoon basketball camp in Mullens.

Our dinner tonight was a wonderful cookout with burgers and hotdogs, potato salad, beans and all the fixings. It was very tasty and filled our bellies.

Another wonderful reflection tonight. It is always our hope to bring the spirit of WV home at the end of our time here and tonight's reflection focused on how we would like to do that. Many great ideas were shared. The reflection wrapped up with another get to know you game as we went around the circle and shared something about us in relation to a corresponding letter. Always fun to learn more about each other!

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