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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My life is part of the global life...

My life is part of the global life/I'd found myself becoming more immobile/When I'd think a little girl in the world can't do anything/A distant nation my community/A street person my responsibility/If I have a care in the world I have a gift to bring.
Indigo Girls (Hammer and a Nail)

An oldie but a goodie of a song, as so true. We all have our gifts to share to help make the world a better place. Today the PVs gifts were as varied as could be. We had a crew who went back up to the site in Allyn Junction and finished up with the tiling. The family was very happy not only with the newly tiled floor, but with hot water! The PV crew got done so early that they were able to go to Pineville to help build a large shelf in our storage room at St. Vincent DePaul. With our move getting closer it is important to have a place for everything!

We also started the last two big sites of the summer today, both ramps. One in Matheny and one just down the road in Maben. The Matheny ramp was rained out in the morning so they came back to The Way and began installing the drop ceiling in one of the rooms. As the weather cleared a bit around lunch the headed back out to get a start on the ramp. At the ramp in Maben the crew immediately hung a tarp to they could continue to work through the torrential rain storms. The progress made despite the rain was impressive.

Another wonderful dinner was prepared by PVs for the community to enjoy. Today's menu consisted of sweet and sour chicken over rice, Brazilian black beans over rice, poor man's pasta and salad. And also continuing the theme of delicious desserts we had strawberry shortcake, brownies and confetti cake all topped with whip cream : )

Tonight's reflection focused on the idea of the unexpected. After being serenaded by one of our talented young PV's, we each shared a time this week that we were surprised by the unexpected.

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