Fatigue set in and we found ourselves short-tempered and slow, still a little disappointed about having to dig 8 postholes instead of 4, unending leveling and planning puzzles. However, the youth buckled down and pushed through, finishing the 5x5 deck frame. The inside crew, led by Bobbie Hraba, completed laying the laminate flooring and trim-woohoo! After lunch the heavens opened and we found ourselves scrambling to collect the tools and pack them into the van. Gathering on the porch and in the house with our family offered wonderful time to bond in a way we hadn’t had an opportunity to before. Getting to know the family is as much of our mission as the work on the flooring and ramp. We left in good spirits, refreshed by the rain and our new friendships.
This evening we made some new friends at the site from a Methodist Church in Cornwall, NY and played cards until lights out.
Oh, did I mention the puppies?!