Day Three – In the Zone!
I think everyone slept well last night, and we found our work rhythm today! The first day is always a little choppy as we figure out what needs to be done, how to do it, and who should do it. But today faithful followers, we were in the groove. Some of that groove, I must say, was pretty messy.
Those priming walls and painting trim today (Elisa, Abby, Charles, Maxine, and Karen) couldn’t get the paint to wash off their hands, so we certainly expect it will make a lasting impression on the homeowner’s walls. And I think everyone would agree you haven’t really experienced messy until you mud wall board and then sand it. Just ask, Carl whose hair turned white, and his blue PDA shirt turned light blue as he put his whole efforts into the job. Others of us (Edco, Bob, Jerry, Laura, and Lucille) tackled installing vinyl strip flooring — sort of like laying out a giant floor puzzle with no pretty picture to enjoy upon completion.
And then there are the volunteers with varied engineering backgrounds (Stuart, Steve, and Bruce) who spend a lot of time planning with Fletcher and googling how to do some of the specialty projects, and then just follow how Fletcher has told them to do it. Seriously, thank goodness we have so many men and women who know their way around a renovation project.
Back to the mess, Lisa joined Mary Beth in the sanding of eight doors that will be painted and rehung in our home, as well as sanding down two other doors for a totally different project. Our revered cooks, Ella Bastine and Carol Bunch, joined by the always capable and game-for-anything Marjorie Tanner, cleaned and sanitized donated kitchen appliances which they brought back to appliance store showroom condition.
If you are thinking, “What in the Sam Hill are they going to be working on tomorrow?” I can assure you that there is still plenty more to occupy our time. We need to put flooring down throughout the whole double-side trailer home, install the painted trim pieces, finish painting, install those doors, and kitchen appliances, and…. you get the picture. We definitely welcome your continued prayers.