Monday, March 29, 2010

Thank you Sam and Ethel

Surprise -- we don't have any teams this week! Monday morning without orientation and all new faces -- felt a bit odd to say the least!

But --- the work continues! That's Monty underneath Brian and Carol's FEMA trailer. They had the option to purchase it (for a more than reasonable amount) but it had to be raised to the base flood elevation which amounted to 2 cement blocks. Monty, Brian, Sam and another helper got out the jacks and worked all day long and accomplised the raising. It's not an easy task but one that Monty has done all his life -- God preparing him! And no one even got a spider bite --which can happen quite easily when you are underneath a trailer. Just quite a few sore muscles!

After lunch together we said goodbye to Sam and Ethel who will be heading home to northern Louisiana tomorrow morning. They have been here for the past 3 months and have been working with us for nearly 2 of those months. It's sad to see them go but we know they have alot of family awaiting them. Thanks Sam and Ethel -- we love you!!!!

I spent the entire day ripping the carpeting out of our camper trailer! It's something we've wanted to do for a long time but just didn't have the time. It took every muscle I had, and then some, but I got 'er done. The vinyl flooring in these goes all through the main level and is just covered with carpeting in the living area. It's impossible to keep clean and now all we'll need is a broom and dustpan. We don't even need a mop as baby wipes will do the job! :) We also heard from the manufacturer of this trailer about them possibly replacing the roof. As soon as I hear back from the insurance company we will know which direction to take.

Whenever Monty and I come into an area we try to leave it better than when we arrived. This small RV park is no different. The picnic area is something we put together over the past few evenings and yesterday. The picnic table was built by volunteers on the island quite some time ago and we brought a couple of them here to the park. Monty staked off the area you see and brought in some donated rock and then we used scrap lumber to build and paint the 4 flower boxes. Even the flowers were donated -- all it took was our time and we both had a blast putting it all together. I haven't planted flowers in years and have missed doing so. It was great therapy and is hopefully an area that everyone in the park can enjoy on these beautiful days and evenings. Who knows, we might even have an orientation here if the team is a small one!
Even though we don't have teams this week both our "to do" lists are quite long so let's see just how much we can get done!?
Until next time . . . remember this is Holy Week! Let's all remember the love God has for all of us --enough to send His Son to die for us. WOW !!!! What awesome love! Susan and Monty

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