Thursday, February 21, 2019
Today started as a cool, damp, cloudy day. It ended bright and sunny. At least for a little while. The forecast for Friday and Saturday doesn’t look too good but maybe we will see some sunshine.
Today was a very busy day. Of course we started with devotion, today led by Dave and Rita. It was taken from Upper Room with basis in John 1:1-18. The light of Jesus shines through all of time. We were reminded to let His light shine though us. We were reminded as NOMADS we do that with our interactions with our homeowners. Thanks, Dave and Rita!
After devotion we had a guest, Kyle, come speak to us about Mardi Gras. We learned a lot about the Krewes, the parades – the family friendly and the not so family friendly – the trinkets that are thrown and the general time of celebration. We really appreciate all the beads Kyle brought to us. Wish we had a scale to weight the huge bag she left us. We learned a lot. There is a really good night parade scheduled for tomorrow night. We will see what the weather does. We would love to go but not enough to stand out in the rain for 3-4 hours.
We then all headed back to our job sites. Anne, Anne, Bob, Gary and Nancy work to complete Clyde and Paula’s house. Anne and Nancy installed the last two pieces of base and did some caulking in various places around the house. Gary installed the range hood. Anne completed and painted the area of drywall that had been a problem. The last door knob was installed and we all worked on the end caps for the kitchen counter. Once everything was complete we had a prayer circle with the family and team and the Bible presentation. This is always such a special time. Yes, there were a few tears. As we told the family, we will be praying for them and will keep them in our hearts forever. It was shortly after lunch when we finished up. We loaded of the tool and supply trailer and helped get it back to the church.
We then headed over to the drywall house with the rest of the team. We started filling in where we would help as well as just helping with the clean up. The drywall is almost complete and as much of the corner bead we had on hand was installed. The joint compound was delivered today and guess we will start the finishing next week.
After work, Max and Anne went to view another job site that some of us will begin on Monday. It will be another big job. Most of the large pieces of drywall are up but all the windows need trimmed out and then some scattered other work, and the finishing was started but now needs lots of sanding. This one will not be completed in a week. It was a very good week!