Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Today was another day about like yesterday weather-wise. Sweatshirts in the morning and t-shirts in the sunny, blue sky afternoon. Even had to use some sun screen today. The high has only been in the upper 60s, so it is great working weather.
We again started the day with devotion, presented by Barb. She used “The Seven Ups” which we really enjoyed. Thought you might enjoy it too.
When we arrived at the job site, Richard was again waiting to greet us with a smile. He is so excited so see some progress on his home. Today we got to meet his sweet wife. She had a doctor’s appointment and rode her scooter out to visit with us a while. It was so sweet to see the two of them sitting side by side watching us work. They had the biggest, sweetest smiles. They are both so appreciative.
We had another very productive day. The ramp crew is now probably 2/3 complete and it is looking great. They decked the upper landing and built the long run down to the lower landing. They should finish the ramp except for the hand rail tomorrow. Think the ramp will probably be complete by Thursday. The room addition is also going well. The sub-floor was installed today, the first wall was built and raised, and the siding was removed from the house side for the addition. We are pleased with the progress but more importantly our home owners are so happy.
We had a lot of fun today too. We were all excited because they finally delivered the our port-a-let. (Yesterday we used the facilities at Walmart.) We are in Baton Rouge, the home of LSU. And we are from Alabama, home of the Crimson Tide. Team members Dave and Rita are from Hoover and are huge Alabama fans. Wouldn’t you know the port-a-let would be painted LSU colors. Didn’t know if there would use it, but Rita gave in and visited the facilities. Thought we would need visual proof to show her friends. They may not let her back in the stadium for Alabama games.
We also heard a very funny story about dinner last night. Mark and Lisa and Mark and Jo went back to City Cafe last night to try out the boiled crawfish. Well, Jo didn’t want crawfish. So the other three decided to split the five pound tray. At least that’s what they thought they were doing. The waitress delivered the three trays and everyone began to eat and eat and eat. Then the check was delivered, they learned they had indeed each eaten five pound rather than the 1.5 pounds they thought they were eating. Hearing them tell the story of the evening was hilarious. We think they will be a little more careful next time the want to share an item for dinner.
Today was another beautiful, fun, spring day in Baton Rouge.