Posted on Tue, Feb 19, 2013
We started working on a ranch house that is a new build being coordinated by Habitat for Humanity. The owners have been living for the last two years on the site in a small travel trailer supplied by FEMA. Their home was destroyed by a F5 two mile wide tornado. We met one of the owners today and he was very grateful for our help. Our first concern as we arrived at the site was that the porta-a-john was laying on its side. The wind had blown it over the night before. That was soon righted. Today our team prepped the house for siding, installed drip edge on the roof, built a wall inside the house, and started installing vinyl siding up as high as we could reach without scaffolding. The day started out cold, gray and with a light drizzle but end up bright, sunny and warm. We all peeled out of several of the many layers of jackets, sweatshirts and rain gear. Hard hats are a must at the site though we had difficulties always keeping them ontop our heads. Our site supervisor, Bill, is a BLESSING, a good teacher and a very patient man. Bob Lawton joined us at the site today and it was good to work with him. Dave DiMartine is taking very good care of us... a fantastic breakfast is ready for us at 6:00 am, lunch supplies are laid out for us to pack our lunches before we hit the road and then when we get back from the site a great dinner is spread out for us!
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