Wednesday, May 9, 2018
It was another warm sunny day in Baton Rouge. Don’t know the actual high but it was close to 90 this afternoon. They weather is just repeating itself each day and we aren’t complaining.
Stel and Jodi brought us a good devotion for today based on Col 3:12-17. They reminded us to keep God in view even in the most difficult or menial tasks. Do everything we do for God.
When we got to the job site our first task was to take down the scaffolding from the rear of the house, and move it to the front for transport back to the church. It sure came down much easier than it went up the first time. After that it was back to the tasks of yesterday. Mark started with more sanding in bedroom two. Stel and Anne started with texturing the ceilings in the closet and bathroom for bedroom two. They had to first mix the drywall mud to the proper consistency and do a little experimenting until they got the look they wanted. The first room was a little slow but the larger bathroom went pretty fast. We are pleased with the results. Carol and Lisa started with completing the painting in bedroom one. They also got the second coat on most of the room today. Max and Dave worked on building a shelf and installing the vanity top in bathroom one. It looks good. There was a lot of discussion about how to finish our bedroom two walls and ceiling. The drywall still needed a lot of work but if we used a light texture things would move much quicker and time is of the essence right now. Dave and Carol discussed options with Richard and he told us to move ahead. He and Sandy are very anxious to move into the house. The FEMA case manager really wants them in and out of the FEMA trailer by mid May-first of June. We hope that is possible. One of the holdups right now is the plumbing. The construction managers are working on that for us. Mark, Stel, Carol and Anne spent most of the afternoon texturing. Mark put a light texture on the bedroom ceiling (and himself) completing the task just before the end of the day. Stel put a light eggshell finish on the closet and bath walls. We are pleased with the results and think our homeowners will be as well. This afternoon Max also installed the light fixture and smoke detector in bedroom one. Wow! Makes it look so much better and so much more complete. Carol did some touch up on the paint on bedroom one this afternoon. That room will be ready for flooring soon. Max also installed fixtures in the kitchen and closet. A real treat for us all was when Lisa arrived with some window air conditioners. She and Mark had some window units that were not in use so we will have a little cooler working conditions for the next few days. Thanks Mark and Lisa.
So it was a very busy day and much was accomplished. But that wasn’t all we did today. This evening the conference treated us to a wonderful crawfish (bug) boil in the parking lot. We visited and feasted with the volunteers from Colorado as well as Pastor Laraine and Debra from the conference office. It was crawfish, corn,potatoes and sausage. There was also some baked chicken for folks that weren’t up for the crawfish. Lisa gave everyone lessons on how to peel and eat the little critters. A good time was had by all and most of us enjoyed the crawfish.
Tomorrow will be another busy day as we push through to complete this project. Please pray for our continued safety and that we will accomplish what the Lord wants us to accomplish.