Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Melinda is done

Here they are, just as promised! Working away and finishing Melinda's house today.
Above is Diane caulking the bathtub. The force of the home falling 18" in the back caused the tile surrounding the tub to separate. Diane took care of the problem and it looks much better. Notice the complete concentration --- never underestimate a woman in construction!
Next you see Pam removing the plastic covering they used to block the areas on the ceilings that needed retexturing. The damaged areas now blend right in with the rest of the ceilings. And Greg is cleaning the texture hopper. The did a wonderful job and Melinda no longer feels as though she is living in a damaged home. There are still issues but they will need to be addressed by a contractor. She also has an appointment with a case manager tomorrow who will be able to connect her with all the resources she needs. Like I have said before, every organization jumping in and doing a small part leads to big results and homeowners who feel as though they can get a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tomorrow this team of 3 will return to Rosemary's and finish the painting touchups that are needed. Maury is on his way to get the paint they need and very thrilled that they are returning, even if it is just for one day. All those "one days" add up to completion of a home!
My phone call this morning from Faye was a shocker -- they delayed Mike's amputation --- his blood was still too thin! They will wait 1 or 2 days and check it again to see if he is ready. He has to be on blood thinners due to so many of his health conditions and you cannot operate if it is still too thin. Faye said he was resting as today he did not have the 4 to 5 hours of dialysis. So as you can see, the prayers are still needed.
I am also excited as I heard from a team member from Missouri who says she and her husband are planning on a return trip this July. It's always such a blessing to us to hear from those who have been here in the past and are wanting to come back! It's like seeing family again!
For all of you who have been here in the past, thank you! You ARE family and we send our love.
Until tomorrow .... Susan and Monty

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