Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Monday

Hopefully all of you were able to celebrate our Risen Lord yesterday and are still working in the joy that came from that day!
Ms Ollie's foundation continues to rise up and should be at the required 9' elevation today. An inspection will follow and then the subflooring will begin. You can see all of the red dirt in the above photos and also the detailing that is required to raise a home that high in the air! Not an easy task to say the least!
Gregg, Pam and Diane continue working their magic in Ms Darlene's home. Her brand new grandson is doing fine and home with Mamma in Ms Darlene's little cottage. I saw them all this morning and he is beautiful! Dark hair and olive skin tone -- so small and such a miracle! Makes me even more anxious for the arrival of my upcoming granddaughter this June. I apologize for not being able to put his photo on the blog but there is the privacy issue with children!
Pam and Diane are priming and painting and transforming each room right before our eyes. Gregg created some of the most beautiful windows I have seen and will continue doing woodwork until there is no more to do. They are already planning on starting the flooring process so who knows how far they will get by the end of the week! Ms Darlene has that "deer in the headlights" look on her face -- along with the world's largest smile!!
Our days are spent trying to keep up with all the regular things happening along with the Speed Build items. Each day each list seems to grow but each day we are able to cross off others. It's an amazing thing -- to see God's hand in so many ways in one day!
We started making our list of all who are involved in this build and it's now on the 2nd page! We will have another banner posted, just like the same one at Ms Faye's and I imagine I will once again be using a permanent marker to add additional names the very same day we are dedicating her home! God just reaches out and touches peoples hearts and sends them our way!
The WV team is busy putting their last minute plans together. Joe said they are having a "mandatory" final meeting tonight. What an amazing group of people who leave their jobs, family and homes to come here and build a complete stranger a brand new home --- and ask nothing in return!!! The heart of Jesus in action!
Be sure and stay tuned. I will do the best I can to do daily updates even though we don't have internet access at our trailer. Things are happening and changing minute by minute so please keep us -- and everyone involved -- in your prayers. We thank you in advance!
Until next time . . . Susan and Monty

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