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Fine

So, for us, it is finished.
For those we have left behind the work continues, and they must carry on.
I want to stop dwelling on the horrible things that have happened in NOLA, for they are now oh so clear to me and we must forge forward. It will be difficult but we can move forward and remember.
We, as many before us, have accomplished the greatest act that man can accomplish. We have helped our fellow man without being asked.
My prayer is that actions like ours will continue in NOLA and other places in need. This is mankind at its best.
I extend my deepest gratitude to all of the members of our team, to our leaders, to Ben, our teacher, and to all of the locals that reached out to us. Yes, thats right, it seemed like they were reaching out to us, to help us deal with what we were seeing for the first time.
May God bless NOLA.
Fine

Day 6

Today I enjoyed tacking up spindles and using the saws-all to “almost” finish the front porch. We are confident that Paul’s house will pass inspection on Tuesday. 

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Day 5

You see this on every block.

You see this on every block.

It was another hot one featuring a thunder and lightening show at lunch time. I was soaking wet most of the day, initially from sweat, and finally from rain. I spent the entire day in the sun working on decking and stringers. Chris and Christina (Mets and Yankee fans) did terrific work on fitting the decking onto a deck built by someone else. Noah was a god with the drill. Barbara was steadfast, as usual, a ray of hope on a cloudy day.

After work we visited the Lower 9th Ward. This area received the most devastation from Katrina. There is no way that I can describe how horrific it still looks, so I will not try.

Tomorrow I will finish the side stairs. Tonight I am looking for lots of sleep!

Day 4

Fixing fu-pas

Fixing fu-pas

Although this was not our hottest day, it felt like it. I spent most of the day circling the house touching up fu-pas. In time I was back up on the wall doing more caulking. As we were close to packing up we were treated with thunder, lightening, and a nice downpour.

Paul Scali, a drummer and the new owner of our house, stopped by to help us out in the afternoon. After we leave he and his family will convert this house into a home.

I’m going to look for some craw fish tonight.

Day 3

Kathryns lucky day

Kathryn's lucky day

This is everywhere

This is everywhere

We are getting closer

We are getting closer

98 in the house….107 outside. I spent much of the day “on the wall” painting trim in the sun. The place is looking great. Our boss, Ben, is very thorough and we are all learning new skills.

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