Thursday, September 07, 2006

Sanding, sanding, sanding

The Convoy of Hope that arrived yesterday with more food and supplies! They have already sent over 26 million tons of supplies since Katrina -- and it's still being shipped in! Monty has one of the 38 pallets that were on board. THANKS CONVOY!!

The Texas team was sanding, sanding and sanding some more today. They are also mudding, mudding and mudding some more while the men tackle the actual cutting and hanging of the sheetrock. These people will never want to see another piece of sheetrock for as long as they live! But Krina just might want to go into the business!!!!

Monty and I went by Leon's this morning to check on the progress of rebuilding the transmission on our truck. A heavier jack is needed so that is on the "to do" list for tomorrow. Today was Leon's birthday so we learned how to wish him happy birthday in Spanish! It brought a smile to his face, probably because of our pronunciation!!! We are just so thankful that he knows how to work on these trucks. Taking it to a shop is out of the question because of the costs involved. Please keep Leon in your prayers!!

I am learning to master the art of PowerPoint! And I thought when we left home and our jobs that I wouldn't be working at the computer anymore!! WRONG! We will be presenting a slide presentation to our city churches in the next few weeks and getting it put together is tough! We have so many photos and trying to select just the right ones is not an easy job. It took me over 3 hours this afternoon and I pray the results will tell the story we want to tell.

I must make a comment on the weather today ---- it didn't reach 90 degrees!!!!! I don't think I can remember the last time it was below 90! It rained a bit last night and the clouds stuck around until late morning, thus the bit cooler day! To say it was welcomed is truly an understatement! Dare we think it might be getting a bit cooler down here?

We look to tomorrow with a bit of sadness as it is the last day for our Texans. We have had so much fun with them and as usual, they are family now! It's always so hard to see the teams go but we know God has changed their lives forever while they have been working this relief effort and for that we are thankful.

Thank you for coming along with us on this mission by reading our journal and keeping us in your prayers.

Until tomorrow .... If you think you aren't rich --- count your blessings! Susan and Monty

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