Wednesday, May 26, 2010

For an update I will let you know that I did two new jobs today. First, I put up insulation between the ceiling joists. Then I learned to put up the drywall with a power tool, a drywall screw gun. The guy that taught me had to have patience because at first I had problems. Then he put up the dry wall on the wall instead of the ceiling and that went better until I learned how to manage the tool. On a note of humor, the porta potty at Rich's job site was not lady friendly so being crew leader involved driving to camp a few times. You never know what you might get to do!! We have been taking walks in the evening when it is a little cooler. There is always someone who is up for exercise - especially the cooks. The cooks are doing an excellent job and I am enjoying the break from cooking. I hope we have some more exciting adventures to share the next time.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Our first day of work is history, and it was a hot one. Rich and a crew of 4 others put on drywall compound in a very small house. Lois and 2 young ladies cleaned a house that is now ready for final inspection and the owner to move in. Then they went to another job site to join a crew of 7 to do some outdoor painting. In the shade of the house it was bearable, but we drank quarts of water. There are about 20 people here at the unit with us. It is always fun to get to know new people. It is time for dinner so I will sign off for now.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Preparation to leave

We are in the process of getting ready to leave for New Orleans on Friday May 21, 2010.
We are planning to be there until August 1 with MDS working on Katrina restoration.
This blog may or may not stay current. We will see! Lois