Sunday, March 1, 2009
Final Guess Who...
We finally had a correct guess on the owner of the cockroach killing shoe. Joy W. identified it as Barb. She showed no mercy to the big critters!
Mitzi was identified as the "potty sitter" by Joy W (Queen Mitzi), Jane and Kara.
We're near Lexington, VA so a couple more legs. Susan drove through a snow squall but the roads remained clear.
Mickey D's in Bristol, TN
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Hungry and tired...
Mississippi - Alabama border
Friday, February 27, 2009
Guess Who - Friday
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Guess Who - Thursday
Thursday night in Naw'lins...
..and we are realizing how fast our week has gone by. You all just missed a wonderful impromptu concert of gospel songs ---including Mansion Over the Hilltop and If That Isn't Love---by our 22 year and 24 year old crew leaders , Curt and Neil and their wives, Kathryn and Hilda. They've been as far as Mexico singing for the Lord Jesus. It has been great fun working and playing with these couples as well as the other longtermers.
Painting, drywalling, grouting tile, spackling and a little sightseeing filled our day today. At two sites, men stopped by and asked if they could help us work on the houses. When they were told we were working for free, they walked away uninterested.
We've been enjoying experiencing New Orleans culture.....
At the Reau house on Jackson St, Jeff, Mitzi, Susan and Pat were treated today to a short parade of jazz players. Across from the house is a combination life insurance office and funeral home.?? We watched 2 funeral processions in 2 days. In New Orleans, front doors are very important as a good first impression, so folks will spare nothing on that purchase. Cars drive by with OUTSIDE speakers blaring... and you see many SUVs far too expensive to be bought by a legal job considering the age of the driver.
Our Canadian cooks have done an awesome job all week... tonite hush puppies were on the table!
The job johnnies have been hassling Susan often this week as one day a salamander visited and then today she screamed upon entry into the port-a-pot as a person stared at her. (It was a mirror!)
Tomorrow a short day and then cleanup..
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Wednesday Guess Who
OK. We've got a couple winners. Cassondra and Kara guessed correctly on the slippers being on the feet of Joy, and Cassondra and Betty guessed correctly the gloved hand belonged to Connie (keeping it in the family!) That leaves the person wearing the cockroach killing shoe unidentified.
Tonight, the Guess Who is the person holding the two Pomeranians at the house dedication this evening.
email your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org
Singing at House Dedication
Wednesday work report
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Home owners visit
Guess Who - Tuesday
So far, despite numerous responses, we're zero for two. No one has correctly guessed Sunday's Guess Who. The slippers are not being worn by Mitzi (highest number of votes), Connie, or Pat. And, Rosene, the two feet do belong to the same person. The cockroach did not die at the foot of Mark as several people guessed. So, let's try a third. Who was relieving stress by karate chopping wood today? email your response to email@example.com
Monday, February 23, 2009
Guess Who - Monday
We Are Tired.
Tomorrow, crews return to the same sites as well as another house to lay some tile. Dinner was excellent, like a thanksgiving meal.
There is another post coming for the Guess Who of the day.
Lunch in the sun...
Begin work day 1...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Guess Who #1
We're here and oriented...
1st stop in Alabama
Start of day two
Saturday, February 21, 2009
End of Day 1
One more leg...
Somewhere in VA...
On our way...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Thanks for visiting our trip blog. The team members for this trip are Pat B, Sue B, Connie H, Joy S, Arlen and Barb, Jeff and Mitzi, and Mark S. For more info on the location, click the MDS-New Orleans link on the right. We're looking forward to a great week together as a team. Check back often starting Saturday as we get rolling toward the "Big Easy".