Monday, April 24, 2017
Some NOMADS really like to tear things up. Fortunately, we have a few of those on this team and they are good. As a result we made a lot of progress today in the Lake House. The day started with our usual devotion time with songs and prayer. We are very fortunate to have Bryant here with his guitar to lead our music. As we have said before, our morning devotions are the most important thing we do all day. Afterward, Bill gave us our work priorities for the day – to demolish the current kitchen and stair rails in preparation for their replacement. First we cleaned out all the cabinets and removed all the furniture and appliances for the kitchen, living room and dining room. Then while Steve, Sandra and Dave started removing the stair rail, the rest of the team worked upstairs removing ceiling fan blades, blinds, light fixtures and carpet.
During the day people moved from task to task as needed, especially when trying to disconnect the old plumbing and electrical. Some of the electrical took a long time to trace and remove. In fact there is one wire sticking up through the kitchen floor that we still haven’t been able to pull out.
This is a great team. All day nobody asked “What should I do?” They all just saw what needed to be done – and did it. It’s great how fast this team has come together when a lot of us have never worked together before.