Monday, March 16, 2015

Pick up your hammer and follow me.

Today was our first day on the build site.  This year we are building the house next to Jennifer's house from last year.  It is the same house (as there is a common floorplan followed) but due to the grade of the lot, there is more of a drop at the back of the house requiring more ladder works and scafolding for the higher bits.

We arrived on site at 9:00am and were eager to get started.  Bob, John and Ernie grabbed a team of volunteers and they headed for three sides of the house to begin the siding.  The sun came out towards lunch time to make for a nice day on the site.

We ended the day with all the siding done before the roof is completed. This was more than Bob had expected us to do - which seems to be the case every time we have a new foreman on site. So tomorrow we will look up and work on getting the roof done which will in turn allow us to continue on the siding.

We headed up to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for a nice dinner of roast pork, collard greens and cornbread muffins.  We are truly thankful for their generosity.  Our tables were set with this warm welcome.
 
A busy day on the build site:
Allan, hard at work
 
Where the house was at when we started this morning

Saw these beauties at the church this evening.  There is hope!


 
Cara learning to use the tools of the trade
 
Brianna under the watchful eye of a great teacher.  Measure twice, cut once!
 
Carl getting started on his section of siding

This is Matilda, an exchange student from Sweden who joined us with her "surrogate Canadian famly" - the Sniders
 

2 comments:

Joanne Boisjoli said...

Great job everyone! Loved the group photo! I wish you lots of warm sunshine!

Joanne Boisjoli said...

Great job everyone! Loved the group photo! I wish you lots of warm sunshine!