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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Even though today was a drizzly day, we were able to get a lot done. We are in finishing mode as we are down to the last stretch. We finished up two sites that were started last week. The site in Mullens only had a sink repair to be done and it was done by lunch. The home owner was very appreciative and even gave the PVs a sweet thank you note. The site in Ravencliff was also completed today with the final tiling completed and all of the finishing touches. The home owner was very pleased with the work done by all the volunteers over the last several days. (Also for those wondering, the youngest girl finally lost her front tooth last night.)

We also continued and got very close to finishing up at the site in Glen Rogers that we started last week. Today the kitchen tile was finished, the back door sealed and the front door deadbolt installed. All that is left for tomorrow is some molding and transition strips. 

The final site of the day was Council on Aging and projects at The Way. The group went over and did crafts with the elderly at Council on Aging and then came back to The Way to sand and mud newly drywalled areas and paint where needed. We also had a crew continue with putting the stage floor back together. Their progress was slowed a little when the bits that the last volunteers used went missing, but after a quick trip to the lumber store they were all set.

After our hard day's work we were treated to Taco Tuesday. Not only were they delicious, but they used up a lot items that have been collecting all summer in the kitchen. An important part as we are winding down.

Reflection tonight was focused on listening and the importance of listening in our lives. We were asked to share either a listening moment from the day, or a new and good from our day. An oldie, but a goody!

Tomorrow is our last day of Drop-In at The Way. If you are in the area come and play with us!!!

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