My name is Rebecca Norstrom and I am down in New Orleans with Gracenotes building homes though habitat for humanity.  We are working on four homes in East Orleans.  All four homes are in different stages of completion.  It has been interesting learning the various stages of construction, I feel like I’ve gained a whole new skill set and vocabulary.  If I happen to find myself on a job site in the future and someone asks me to hand them a piece of OSB board I’ll know what to look for.  Or if someone needs help blocking, I’ll be able to assist and actually understand what it is and why it is needed.  I’ll be looking at construction differently now, through a whole new set of educated eyes.

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