Monday, December 09, 2019
Today was our first day back at work on a project in several weeks. We of course began our day like we do every day regardless if we are working a project, with devotion time. Today Gene and Carolyn shared a little different reading of 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter. Just a little reminder what’s really important. Carolyn played her french horn for our music accompaniment. Thanks Carolyn and Gene. We discussed our work plans for today and then met another group of volunteers working with the church this week.
We then drove about a mile to one of the homes the NOMADS are currently rebuilding. At Dennis’s home the entire team (Gene and Carolyn, Ron and Mary, Elaine and Anne and Max) worked on sanding drywall and a few did a little mudding. This home was flooded by the storm surge of Hurricane Irma when most of the structures on the island received 2-4 feet of salt water. We think Dennis’ house was on the low end of that but since he wasn’t allowed back into his neighborhood for some time, by then the water and wicked up all the drywall and mold had begun to grow. It happens very quickly. The house was gutted. Prior to our arrival NOMADS had already installed all the drywall except for one closet. They also began the finishing process. Today the team did a lot of sanding and applied a little more joint compound.
At lunch we headed to another home about 20 minutes south. NOMADS have also been working in this home previously. We are now working on finishing up the last items so it will be ready to move in. We hope to have it completed before Christmas. It was a busy but good day.