Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday and first day on the job...

I missed posting yesterday as my computer decided it didn't like being dropped but after a little break, it seems to be working okay!

We attended St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for service on Sunday and were treated too a wonderful bell choir as part of the service. During the time of fellowship, we enjoyed more than 10 varieties of Girl Scout cookies (who knew there were so many different kinds!) Our VA friends - John, Leonard & Herb also joined us for the service. It was great to reconnect and we picked up right where we left off. In the afternoon, a bunch of us went to the beach (which was very windy and the water very high) and enjoyed the warmth of the sun on our faces. Bev and I beachcombed picking up a variety of rocks, shells and beach glass. Then we went for a drive to explore some of the back roads and areas we have never explored before.

Peggy, Tom and Joan went for a hike at the Belle Isle park. They enjoyed the wonderful landscape and saw lots of wildlife including an eagle.

We all shared a wonderful meal together at El Charrito, a great mexican eatery. Thank you to Robert for your words of encouragement.

Today, we started the day with a safety session from Duane, learning about some of the tools we would be using today for the multiple tasks we were going to undertake. There were three groups of activities: installing the kitchen, siding the shed & installing the insulation (hard blue) and the vapour barrier under the house. Bev and I got in some painting, priming and sanding of drywall so that we can begin painting later in the week. The groups did a great job at their tasks and we are well on the way to completing the jobs.

Our evening ended with a wonderful meal at the home of Tom and Browny. They were gracious hosts and we thank them for opening their home to us. Thank you to Jan for tonight's workds from home.

The best way to sum up the day is in pictures.

1 comment:

Church Lady said...

Hello Everyone: Glad to hear you all arrived safe and sound. What terrific pictures, especially the one of the girls jumping on the wall by the water. The weather is gorgeous here, today it is suppose to reach 15 degrees. I am looking forward to the time that I can join with the Habitat group on a build. I know first hand the satisfaction that comes from a hard days work of construction. Oh I know, you are sore and tired at the end of the day, but when you look at what you have accomplished, it is very rewarding. All of you gave up your March Break to go and help someone else in need - you shared your time and talents with others. What better way to show how Jesus calls us to love one another and care for each other. God Bless You All. Glenda