Travel Blogs from Buras, United States

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We survived the Blitz, Buras, United States travel blog

We survived the Blitz

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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     I have been leading groups of volunteers rebuilding (and building new) homes since Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast in 2005.  Most of the time the groups come and stay and work with us for a week at a time.  Usually ...

That wasn't there last week!, Buras, United States travel blog

That wasn't there last week!

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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... , only thing is the first floor is only 16" high.  That got the finished floor elevation to the height that FEMA and the United Way (our source of funding for the four homes we are building) said it had to be.  We hired four Brazilian fellows to ...

Fuller at Fuller, Buras, United States travel blog

Fuller at Fuller

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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... a pit bull and wouldn't let go until 8 truckloads of Doug's dirt shows up at two of the houses- Mr. Le's at Foster and Mr. buras at Jump.  I was tempted to let my brother squirm a bit and just tell him- you ordered it, you move it, with no help from ...

Life's only constant is change., Buras, United States travel blog

Life's only constant is change.

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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     The only thing constant in life is change.  Last week, the small group of regular volunteers were working to try to get a home finished up for Malcolm Savage.  I had estimated originally that it would take us another ...

Pam Williams Dedication at Adema!, Buras, United States travel blog

Pam Williams Dedication at Adema!

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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... ; Doug B. will now move down to Jump Basin to work on completing Chauvin buras' home.  That one is close now too and since United Way (Nicole) was able to talk whomever out of us having to raise that one up a foot, were back on it.  Looks like ...

Wrapping things up in Plaquimines Parish, Buras, United States travel blog

Wrapping things up in Plaquimines Parish

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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... and Craig.  So all together, we are getting these houses done.  The home for Mr. Peter Le on fosters lane in Buras, which we did as a blitz build with the Navy personnel back in mid-April and cmpleted 90 percent is now 100 percent done.  ...

Just past dangerously close, Buras, United States travel blog

Just past dangerously close

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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... which is the least complete.  It has only piles and a deck with a pile of trusses out front.  Bart said that United Way floated the idea of another blitz build for Orangewood in 3 weeks.  I told him not interested, thank you, unless a ...

Louisiana Update, Buras, United States travel blog

Louisiana Update

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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     Like the Catholic in me used to say, forgive me Father, it's been three weeks since my last blog.   It's been a good three weeks though with lots of progress on two to of the new homes FCDR is building for homeowners ...

Orangewood Coming Along, Buras, United States travel blog

Orangewood Coming Along

A travel blog entry by petersalemme

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     Had a great week last week with a small group of high school boys from St. Joe's Prep School in Philly who came down to help us for a week.  They were all to be seniors in the fall and they have a mandatory 40 hours of ...

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