Crisfield2- the last work day

We worked a partial day today.  Howard, Lewis, Ron and I finished putting up the stud walls in the house and the plates on the top for the trusses to sit on.  Michelle, the home owner we are working for has really blessed us.  She and her family are very excited for Michelle and her husband to get back into their home.  I feel like we were kind of slow at it.  But Michelle is joyful.  –  And it brings up a point about expectations and what is the “best practice” for these situations.  Would it have been better to hire someone who does this for a living (and presumed faster and more skilled than us)?  We have dealt with this question before and I’ll deal with it again at the after-trip email.

It seems sometimes that the closer you get to being done with a house, the more things you find to do, and the further you get away from being done.  Bob’s group kept ticking off things to get closer and closer to let their home owner, (whose name is Jennifer) get back into her house.  We didn’t have the same interactions with Jenny as we did with our other home owner, but we were grateful to be able to work on her house, too.  
We took Michelle and the home owner from last year, (Annie) and the longer term volunteers at Mennonite Disaster Service out to dinner tonight.  Fun time.  Good food.  Cold night.  
I won’t write again until after we get home.  Please pray for our safe travels.  More thoughts at the end.  


R



True faith is never found alone; it is accompanied by expectation.  –C.S. Lewis.



True faith is never found alone; it is accompanied by expectation.  –C.S. Lewis.

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