Thursday, May 10, 2018
It was another warm sunny day in Baton Rouge. Don’t know the actual high but think it was 91 this afternoon. The weather is just repeating itself each day and we aren’t complaining. Yep, that’s the same opening as yesterday with an increase of one degree.
Lisa brought our devotion this morning which was based on Psalm 95:1-7, on faithfulness and thankfulness. The reading sparked some discussion which led into how we deal with adversity and problems. Stel then shared a quote she received in an email yesterday which we all liked. “The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.”
We were all sort of tired this morning but were anxious to see what we could get done today. Anne, Mark, Carol and Stel returned to work on bedroom and bath #2. The bedroom walls were textured, the closet and bathroom were primed, along with the bedroom ceiling. The ceilings in the bathroom and closet also got a final coat of paint. Lisa worked on painting the living room blue and later Mark and Lisa worked on the kitchen, crimson. The closet in bedroom #1 also got a final coat of paint today. Dave worked on electrical and installing the base plugs. Max bounced around doing lots of things including applying leveling compound in the transition areas in preparation for the flooring installation. He also reinstalled some trim in the living room. There was also a good deal of cleanup and sorting of tools and supplies. It’s time to return more items to the storage rooms at the church – another indication we are getting close to the end. Flooring is the biggest job we have left. Then, there are a lot of little things remaining. We would love to complete the painting so we can get on to the floor. We shall see.
Tonight the members of Francis Asbury treated the volunteers from Colorado and NOMADS to a southern fried chicken pot luck dinner. The food was wonderful and the sharing, and visiting even better. One of the Colorado team members is retiring and thinking about joining NOMADS. We hope so. Another work week is in the books. We thank God for another safe work week. One more week to go in Baton Rouge for 2018