Morning comes early down here, even if it is an hour later than home. We were up at 6:30 AM and enjoyed a great pancake and egg breakfast made by Ron. (He brings his own homemade pancake mix.) By 7:30 we had reported in to Sheila the coordinator, and had started to scavenge the warehouse for items for the day. We found a spline tool, some spline, electrical boxes, outlets, 2 by 4’s, drill bits, paint, paint brushes, short scaffolding for starters. We still forgot to look at the floor tiles (3rd time in a row). We got on the road for the 20 minute drive to the work site. Ron’s truck went straight to the work site, but Eddie’s truck stopped at Lowes. We did get Eddie out in a reasonable amount of time with more supplies to add to the bathroom floor/deck project. Eddie and Frank got to work on their bathroom addition project and have the base for the deck floor complete. Tomorrow they will add the decking. Ron got to read about the wiring and then went to work pulling wires for lights, switches, fire alarms, etc. Marian went to work on the screen and finished 3 window screens and then ran out of screen frames. Dave and Larry spent the day framing the ceiling for drywall and breaking drill bits trying to put up furring strips for drywall in the front room. Sarah painted the walls in the center room to see if the paint and the walls were compatible. They are, really nice. Sarah also got to cut wood on the big table saw. This is her new favorite toy.
Larry had trouble today keeping up with his pencils, At the end of the day he had finally found one to call his own. If only he could remember that he put it behind his ear.
Dave finally has the ants out of his computer. Seems the first night he slept in a bed that had ants. Monday he put his computer under his pillow to keep it out of site, Monday night when the computer came out from under the pillow it kept having ants come out on the table. It took us awhile to figure out the whole story, but the end result he changed beds and does not have ants or aunts anymore.
Sarah is having way too much fun with the tools so everytime they need something from Lowes they send her. She says it is because she has the credit card, we do not believe her.
Eddie and Frank are just too gung ho on their project. They played in the mud to get to the base of the plumbing, before putting their deck base up.
Ron managed to get so dirty that it took two shots at getting his elbows clean after the shower. He was on the floor and ceiling all day with the wiring.
Marian got high marks on her lunch for a second day, now they have nothing to look forward to tomorrow, she only knows how to make 2 lunches.
We are all really tired and exhilarated from completing more on the home today. We didn’t get as far as we thought we would, but we are really excited that we got as far as we did. We are on to drywall tomorrow and have a big truck to deliver it instead of us making lots of trips. Glad for your prayers and love. Marian
We finally go the internet access working so we uploaded the pictures to Dave’s online album. Check it out below:
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