Wednesday, September 4, 2019
It’s been a great two days in Wisconsin. Monday night we had rain and thunderstorms all night. Lots of lightening lit up the sky. Most of the team did not sleep a lot Monday night. Tuesday morning was a muddy mess in the parking lot and around the new portion of the church where we worked on Labor Day so we decided to all go back to Liana’s and Nate’s houses. At Nate’s we began installing drywall and encased a vent pipe that the plumber had installed. At the end of the day today after a lot of hard work, all the walls were covered in drywall. They now have a usable bathroom, with walls you can’t see through. We are sure they are feeling life is much better than it has been in a long time. At Lianna’s we worked on finishing the drywall, sanding and mudding. We also worked on completing the install of the sink. Unfortunately, when testing the sink, water appeared to be seeping out from under the drywall to the left of the sink. Today when we returned, and completed the sink installation, we thought there was no leak but after filling the sink several more times, the water appeared again. The leak is in the old drain pipe in the wall behind the sink. The agency decided that we should leave the leak for the plumber to rework. So at the end of the day all the mudding was done at Liana’s and part of the drywall had a coat of primer. When we all arrived back at the church today we worked on the drywall repair we started earlier and the final piece of tin was installed on the new addition.
Tonight we returned to Teresa’s for one last time to do her Bible presentation. It was good to see her again and again offer her encouragement. Her house isn’t completed because the basement still has to be filled with sand but we completed our portion. We will continue to pray for her as she continues to deal with the aftermath of the flood. It has been a great and busy two days.