If These Walls Could Speak

I've been ruminating for some time on what method I should use to blog about my trip. Rather than torture you with story after story, I'll just write as I'm able and as it seems fitting. I have too short an attention span on the internet to just talk about one thing anyway.

But in the meantime, in two and a half days, our little team (along with a very skilled builder) was able to take this house...

And make it look like this:

It was wonderful. It was a blessing beyond words to help piece someone's life back together. The couple (John and Delia on the right) was so grateful. They kept saying over and over, "'Thank you' doesn't do this justice. This is our life." Being part of a solution is so much more fulfilling and productive than just sitting around griping about the problem.

I'm setting up a photo album soon. It's taking longer than expected to upload all the pictures.

In the meantime, the picture request fulfilled: Me with power tools.
(But first I have to explain my outfit. It was freezing, so we all wore two pairs of pants, shirts, etc, and I didn't want my running pants to get filthy with drywall dust so I kept the gargantuan work pants on over them. Just an explanation for those who fancy themselves as Mr. Blackwell's heir.)

Posted by Portia at February 10, 2006 04:47 PM | TrackBack

Somehow I don't think my commenting on your attire would be a good thing in any circumstance; just know that any for complaints the source should be considered (and most likely) dismissed immediately.

Posted by: Larry at February 13, 2006 08:48 AM

Oooh, power tool ... but it wasn't plugged in!! (Just as well for Mad Bandana Guy)

I'm curious to hear if you did any mud work. Is the floor a cement slab? I'm sure folks in that area are feeling the pinch from the recent big price increases in building materials.

Praise God that you and your crew made it home safely.

Posted by: MarcV at February 13, 2006 10:16 AM

Yes, my brother enjoyed frequently unplugging that particular screwdriver. I did get cordless ones once in a while, but the batteries were a pain. The screw shooter was fun stuff. :)

And this time we only did drywall. No mud. But the finisher is going to have a heck of a time with that house. :) And yes, the floor is cement still.

Posted by: Portia at February 13, 2006 03:42 PM