Monday, May 12, 2008

Habitat for Humanity

What a glorious day to help out our fellow man. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and we strolled onto the site ready to work our butts off. I’d be lying if I said it was all smooth sailing from there but to be truthful our foreman was a little confused when he saw our group approach the house… why you ask? Well it seems he was unaware that he would be getting any volunteers that day. Not to fear though… he was eventually able to scrounge up enough tasks to keep us busy for the first part of the day.

Everyone was able to pitch in. Andrea was a heck of a cement mixer with only the aid of a steel stake to churn the mush in a 2’ deep hole. I got my adrenaline rush from aiding in pushing a massive pile of the neighbors metal “collectibles” out of the way of what would be our fence line. And, as you can see, Leah headed up the somewhat entertaining operation of removing an electrical pole from the corner of the lot. She enjoyed about an hour of watching the men-folk attempt to “wiggle” the pole out unsuccessfully before she let them in on a little secret… “uh guys, it would be soooo much easier if you made a lever”. Low and behold the pole was out in a matter of minutes. That’s our Leah!

All in all, a fantastic day with zero casualties.



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