Wednesday, January 18, 2006

hanging around with habitat

well, so far, we haven't been accomplishing too much with habitat. actually, I take that back--we have been getting things done, we just have too many people for everyone to be doing something. for instance, today we worked on three houses, which may sound like a lot, but when you have 23 people, there just isn't enough work for everyone. what I did today was finish a shingling project that we had started and almost completed yesterday. I'm not going to lie, it was pretty scary being on this roof. the slant was extreme and the gravel from the shingles had a tendency to be slippery...but I conquered my fears and ended up doing a fantastic job (if i do say so myself).
the people we are working with are super nice. there are two people with americorps national direct (look it up on the website if you want more info www.americorps.org) and then an older man who is originally from new jersey (totally has an accent) and has a quite a bit of knowledge that he enjoys sharing with us. good times.
we are hoping to have some more work for us to do starting tomorrow. the reason that we haven't had as much is that the weren't expecting us to accomplish as much as we did in such a short period of time...the beauty of having a large group of people who are committed to "getting it done." tomorrow we are going to be split up into smaller groups and we will be working on three different houses in different stages of constrution. it should b pretty awesome and we will also be working with more regular habitat volunteers (old people that are as cute as can be).
all for now.
grace and peace.

1 comment:

Cassi said...

You are also as cute as can be, and by the time you come back you are going to be able to build a house of your own!! Or one for me. . . how ever it works out! :)