Who’s Got the Bengay!
Most of us stretched out our newly sore muscles last night and started out in pretty good shape today. But…after working really hard, our muscles are sore all over again! No pain, no gain, right?
And we did really gain in making a dent in our punch list today…from the gals with guns (caulking guns that is) to the guys gathered ‘round the saws cutting pieces of trim, everybody was busy. Some of the team installed vanity and storage cabinets in the master bathroom, and some swept up the mess the others were making. Guess what they don’t show on the HGTV home building and make-over shows? The time and attention to detail that it takes to do many of these sometimes tedious but necessary tasks.
Sadly, we found out today that our faithful guide and uplifting leader Mary Beth is not going to be joining us this trip. Mary Beth, I’d like to reassure you that we are all behaving responsibly without you. But I really can’t speak on behalf of everyone. You know who routinely falls in the nice but naughty category, wink, wink. Let’s go with, we will all do our best under these trying circumstances.
Okay, just teasing you. We will make you proud, even if cook Ella Bastine does have to stay in Time Out!
Enough of this verbal merriment. We are looking forward to dinner guests tomorrow. Christie and Jeremy are our Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance contacts, and Larry has been a local, solo volunteer who has been working faithfully for many weeks on Miss Mary’s house, with and without the visiting church and school volunteers who rotate through.
Our muscles may be sore, but our stomachs and friendships are always delightfully full!