Friday, January 29, 2021
The first week of our project at Dundee UMC was very productive. We got off to a great start on Monday and the rest of the week just kept getting better. Of course we began each day with devotion. It’s a great way to start the day, worshiping with our teammates. It’s also a joy to be working only 5 minutes from the RVs. We have worked so many disaster rebuilds lately that we are really appreciating the short commute. We are back at the campground no later than 4:15 most days. Nice.
Max and Anne continued working in the office, completing the installation of the laminate flooring and quarter-round late Thursday afternoon. We also had to remove doors, shorten one of them and re-hang after completing the flooring. We still have to finish repairing the drywall and painting the wall section where we removed the cabinet but the room is looking much better. The flooring looks nice. The team working in the nursery completed all that work – two coats of paint on the walls, striping, cleaning, waxing and buffing the floors, and reinstalling the wire closet shelves. The walls and floor look so much more inviting, clean and fresh. The door in the sanctuary, hand rail, outside door of the house all have been repaired. The new fence in front of the office was installed Wednesday and Thursday. It looks really good! The garage needed a lot of work when we arrived. Evidently the team last year cleaned it out and the ones here this year that worked on it last year were determined to get it organized and cleaned out again. They did amazing work! You can park a small car in there now. Nell and others also spent a lot of time pressure washing sidewalks and driveways. Really makes the outside of the church look better. There is still some work to be done but we have completed most of our tasks. It was a great week!
On one of our afternoon walks we met a sandhill crane down by the lake. We guessed a bird this size doesn’t need to worry about us puny humans.