Saturday, May 02, 2009

Setting Up Begins

Back and forth and back again. Yes, we were all in the mode of transferring things to the outreach site in Galveston.

We started bright and early with the loading of the flatbed trailer. All sorts of things went on but mainly the large tent pieces. It will be put together with the rest of the tents on Tuesday.

Phil and Phillip spent the day wiring for all the power that will be needed on site. The food will take quite a bit along with the stage for the live music.

We got the trailer unloaded along with the truck filled with wood for the smoking of the meat. From there we headed to Lowes to pick up the pallett of water they donated. We also had lumber to pick up for the sound stage. Strapping a pallett of water on a flatbed trailer isn't easy but Monty got it done.

We headed back to camp with the trailer, parked it and hooked up the 5th wheel that belongs to Mercy Response, the one Diane is living in. We took it back down to the site, it will be used as the command post and a place where those who might get overheated can go to get out of the heat. The forecast now says sunshine and 90 degrees!

When we returned to camp we met up with Marty again. He just returned from Greenwood, Indiana and will be here for another 3 weeks. He, Monty, Phil and Phillip started loading the UHaul truck in preparation for its trip south.

Diane and I headed out to Walmart where we picked up another 10 coolers to go with the 6 purchased the other day. With temps that high and volunteers numbering near 900 (yes, 900) we need to make sure we have more than enough cold water on hand.

By the time we got back it was past dinner time and I had Priscilla (Nathan's hairdresser wife) waiting to give me a much needed trim. Phillip also got one and now we both look a bit less "scruffy." Thanks Priscilla!

Diane headed out to spend the evening and tomorrow with her family, Phillip headed home with his dad and Monty and I headed to the showers. Marty joined us for dinner and all 3 of us are more than tired -- but I still need to get some laundry done -- working as we do creates quite the dirty clothes!

Tomorrow we look forward to church and an afternoon of rest? We can always hope anyway!

Until next time . . . be blessed with a morning of worship tomorrow! Susan and Monty

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