Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hooray for Roof Trusses

Wednesday is usually our day to be a tourist but since it was such a beautiful day, we decided to work on the build site. Today was all about trying something new! We arrived on site with blue sky and a little bit of fog. It was a very serene site as we drove up in the morning. But there was no time to waste! There were roof trusses to be hoisted and a shed to be built.

Under the guidance of Gil and themselves, the youth got started with building the shed at the rear of the house, while the other half of the group started hoisting the roof trusses up to the top.

It didn't take long! By lunchtime, all the trusses were in place and the frame of the shed was done.

After lunch, we had the opportunity to see the fruits of last years labour with a visit to Pearl's house next door. Pearl was so gracious and hugged everyone that entered. Eileen presented her with a prayer shawl that the knitters at Kanata United had prepared. The rest of the afternoon was filled with more of the same activity - lots of ladders, cutting, hammering, nails and fellowship.

Since we were supposed to be touring, we made our own dinner plans. The youth went into town and had dinner at Lee's restaurant and the adults returned to Rose's for a wonderful seafood meal. We all ate so much that we shared one dessert amongst most of us, passing the creme caramel around the table and each taking a spoonful - if that isn't sharing a meal, not sure what is.

We are truly blessed! Halleluia, Amen!
Thank you for your letters Angela and Kathi.

Off to bed - the fresh outside air today has tuckered us out.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It really looks like a house. It's amazing! Just look at what you have accomplished. Sounds like you are really motoring. It must have been quite an experience for you to see Pearl in her home that some of you helped build. Amazing! How powerful! Prayers and love are being sent to you.

Lisa and Blake