This morning we decided to stay on the building sites we worked on the previous day. We all have a “connection” with our building sites, so we did not mix up the teams and go to different homes. Today on my team’s building site we painted diesel onto wood boards. The painters put on white astronaut suits to protect their clothes and skin. They looked like life-size Pillsbury Dough Boys or astronauts. It was hilarious! Then we secured the wood boards into the foundation with metal plates and over 600 nails into the wood boards.
For lunch we drove across town to the other building site, so we could all eat lunch together. At the site we were able meet a family that is going to receive a Habitat home. We briefly talked to the husband and he explained that his family wanted a Habitat house for their little girl. He wants a safe place for his little girl to grow up and play. The husband and the wife are super kind and giving. They brought us warm pizza for lunch, which we easily devoured in less than ten minutes. While this family waits for their Habitat home to be built, they are helping build their neighbor’s Habitat home. Meeting the family was an eye opening experience because it made the effects of our work more tangible and real. I am so happy that this young family is receiving a Habitat home!
After lunch we were all getting a little tired and loopy from the diesel fuel. I knew something was wrong, when over half our group licked a worm for fun! I am excited for lasagna tonight and to see what tomorrow will bring.