Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Unloading Day

Today Monty and I spent the day attempting to unload the trailer full of camp etcs. It wasn't an easy job and we only got a little over half of it done.

We unloaded cots (yes, volunteers will not need an air mattress), generators, ladders, plumbing pipe, boxes of Hope to hand out for an amazing outreach (baby and hygiene), washer and dryer and much more. The rest of it will need to be off loaded with a fork lift and hopefully we can "ask" the neighboring business if they will help us out with that again. So far they have been quite interested in what we are doing and glad to help out when needed.

This evening was our outting to do laundry. I sure will be happy when we can get things hooked up here! I enjoy being able to do numerous loads in the amount of time it would take to do one --- but the $$ isn't quite as enjoyable! $3.00 per load to just wash!!

We are also packing, once again. Tomorrow morning we will be heading north to Missouri where we will pick up the chuck wagon that Convoy of Hope is so generously loaning to us for our camp. It's about a 12 hour drive so we probably won't make it all the way there in one day. We are excited to be able to see the Convoy headquarters after working so closely with them over the past years. And we are so very thankful to them for loaning this kitchen on wheels to us!

Diane, Gregg and Pam continue working on the last 2 homes in New Orleans. Diane sounded a bit on the tired side this evening, no wonder since she has worked who knows how many days straight. They even worked through Saturday and Sunday and will most likely do the same this weekend! Sure will be glad when those are complete and the three of them can head back here with us!

As you can guess, due to our road trip we will once again be "off air" for about 2-3 days, depending on travel and weather. I think we might need to pack long pants !!!!???? as the temps up there won't be in the mid 80s as we are used to here!! Please keep us in your prayers, tires and all! :)

Until next time . . . Susan and Monty
PS An update on Diane's mother --- she should be coming home from the hospital any day now----thanks to all your prayers!!!!

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