Monday, March 11, 2013

To the Dump, to the dump, to the dump, dump, dump

Day 1 was a day of clearing out the old to make room for the new!

We started as a group at the Boys and Girls club by clearing out a storage unit of old "stuff" that needed to be tossed or stacked appropriately.  With great teamwork, the space looked incredible when we were done with it. (done by 10am)

Then the group moved to the back of shed to the wood storage area where we needed to stack wood according to size and type.  It is a great way to learn the sizes of wood - 2x4, 2x6, 2x10, 2x12, 4x4 and it goes on.  We disrupted some furry friends but left them lots to go back to when we had moved out.

Next, we loaded a large trailer of stuff that needed to be relocated permanently and off to the dump it went with a team that helped unload it at the other end.  The rest of the group did the last of the clearing up and before heading over to the Pond Park Road house to do some more clearing up to help get the property ready for its dedication on Friday.

During the day, Carl & Raymond were working at the Wiggins St. house digging a hole for the temporary utility pole, headed to the dump and learned alot about the Habitat program.  They also assisted Duane at transferring supplies to the new house.

Bev was excited about getting a chance to go to the dump.  Last year it was one of the things she wanted to do, but didn't get a chance to.  This year she did go, but it wasn't as exciting as maybe she had hoped.  No bears....just metal bins to put your garbage in. 

At the Pond Park House, the group picked up debris, moved sand and helped get the site prepared for grading.

We are due for some rain tomorrow so most of our work will be inside.  There is plenty of work to do; painting, flooring, and insulating of pipes.  The day may also include a trip to the bowling alley, but we will wait to see what the day brings.

Tonight's dinner was a wonderful meal of fried chicken and beans provided by Brownie & Tom.  They welcomed us into their home and offered wonderful food and fellowship - not to mention a beautiful view of the creek.  On the adjacent dock when we arrived we were greeted by a bald eagle and a great blue heron which flew back and forth a few times.

Our friends here are truly wonderful and we are blessed to be with them, even if it is for only a few days a year.

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