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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

Jodi Picoult

Another day with a lot accomplished despite wet weather. We were lucky that the rains held off for the most part until early afternoon. The roofing site up in Herndon worked until tarps again and is now ready for the rubber roofing tomorrow. The other outdoor site in Mullens, replacing porch boards and railings was also able to be completed before the rains came. The other off-site home repair site today was helping to replace a ceiling and a door for a man in Mullens. At this site the volunteers were treated to lunch cooked by the home owner.

Back at The Way we had both camp and several projects, perfect for a rainy day. The hard work of the volunteers last Monday to help spread the word seemed to have paid off as there were six kids today. It was great to see the local kids and the PV kids playing together. Lots of great work was done today to help get The Way touched up. The stairway was painted and trimmed and the stage was started being put back together after a leaky roof damaged it over the summer.

The evening meal was a wonderful comfort meal. Macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, biscuits and salad. Who knew all that could taste so good? OK, we all knew that : )

Tonight we were asked to reflect on something that we struggled with that ended up becoming a blessing. Many beautiful and heartfelt stories were shared.

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