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... years with her church that she attends in Opelika, Alabama.
Usually when I go on trips such as these, I invite people to come volunteer wherever I am working at the time. Crystal, particularily since she lives in Alabama, a little less than 3 hours west of Tuscaloosa, took me up on the invite. She came a few times and helped with the restoration of Bill Taylors house and also the Women's Build on Juanita Drive.
... and (ahem) didn't appreciate it exactly. She (Ms. Poe) promises us that now that school is out for the summer (she works at a school) she will be on site more often. Let's see.
Son Alex was leading the Faith Build house and was continuing with the exterior siding and trim. I borrowed the diminished columns for that house for the Women's Build, but since Donovan got so good at making them, ...
... for a another home, the number 43 house, which is the Women Build house. We were being helped by the group from Michigan and Florida (same group)
and we got the safe room done prior to start of the framing, which is easier and less tedious than trying to work around the walls. Got a nice picture of one technique for getting the 4 1/2" long self tapping B.A.S.'s (big screws) to go through the two layers ...
... couple, Larry and Cheryl Winger. They are farmers from Lafayette, Indiana. they own a bunch of acres and also harvest for about ten other farms nearby with the big ole John Deere harvester. Larry invited me up to his farm after a build in Indianapolis a few years back and let me drive that thing. But I digress. This past week is the seventh group that the KC's have spent with us in Tuscaloosa in nearly three years. The ...
... churches, Capstone and Calvary Baptist for helping out. Capstone (my adopted church here in Tuscaloosa) is sending me off in prayer after Sunday service tommorrow. Small world story regarding Zambia. In 1992 I was house leader at the Jimmy Carter Work Project in Valdosta, Georgia. One member of my crew was the former president of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda. He had just left office in his country (he was president from ...
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