Travel Blogs from Tuscaloosa
Two weeks ago we welcomed a group from Ransomville free Methodist church from upstate New York. They are by Niagra Falls and took two days to drive the 1,000 miles in their two 15 passenger vans to be with us. The group was led by two alpha males. One of them, Ed, who is a fire chief, reminded me that the other, Pastor Bill, was not the leader. He is just their pastor.
The other group that stayed with ...
... down from Nashville to work with us for a day. They are a group of talent agents with an organization called CAA. Sorry I don't remember what it stands for. Worked hard all day and almost completed the storage building at new house at 46 Juanita. and insulated the walls at Jennifers house..Also a return group.
That's all for this week. Off to the pool/pizza party with Capstoners. See ya next week..Love to all. Peter
... sides. Last week, too, we built a wall and installed a lockable steel door for access into both (instead of using the roll up type doors that are common on trailers). The goal in setting these up is "A place for everything and everthing in its place" A lofty goal, I realize, but ya gotta go for it, nomesayin?
Most of the females in the group worked on the Women's build and finished up ...
Last Saturday we started house number 42 of homes built by volunteers in Tuscaloosa since the April 11, 2011 tornado. Having just passed the three year anniversary of this event, I am amazed daily the we still have groups of out of towners travelling from far and wide to help us. Local response is growing too, though, and the number 42 house (like in Nascar, the number 20 car) is being built by members of 15 ...
... busy, but sometimes, like when youre not competing witht he house up the street, its a good thing to bring out the nail guns. One of the favorite parts of my job is showing young ladies how to use nail guns. At first, they are all jittery and nervous and don't even want to touch the guns, but after a while, theyre like, bang, bang, bang, I need more nails! It's empowering!
We made a little gable decoration piece on this ...
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