Saturday, October 23, 2010

Painting and Nailing

We are enjoying the good weather here in Virginia Beach.  We are also enjoying being able to get some exercise this past week.

We started at Kelly's house where her front porch needed some attention.  As in needing a good coat of paint or two.  So we finished up what we started last week.  We began by cleaning the porch, ceiling and rails with the high pressure power washer, then scraping, then applying two and three coats of paint.

Sometime last week I looked up the local Habitat for Humanity organization and found the South Hampton Roads HFH.   This group does work all around the area:  Hampton Roads, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and some other places.  I made a call and left a message with Sharon who called me back and told me there was a build going on at two houses, side by side in the Red Mill area here in Virginia Beach.

They are about 10 minutes from our campground so it couldn't be any more convenient.  We showed up on Wednesday and went back again yesterday.  They are a well run group and some friendly people.  On Wednesday, Pam and I were upstairs in the King family house and did sheet rock work all day.

Needless to say, I was pretty sore on Thursday.  Curiously, I did not take a single photo of our handiwork.  But we had plenty of photos from our work on the roof at the house next door yesterday.
Yesterday, I spent the whole day on the roof with Joe, the construction manager.  

The team is pushing hard for a house dedication on October 30.  They will have work crews of volunteers everyday except Monday.   We are planning to be back at it on Tuesday.

We were bushed after we got back from work yesterday.  Pam took a shower while I took a quick nap before dinner.  After dinner, we walked to the beach and enjoyed the beautiful moonlight reflections.
And the trees through the sunset in the opposite direction
When we got back, I took a shower and we watched the American League Championship series.  Congrats to the Texas Rangers who played another great game.

Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Looks like you have filled your days with something you really enjoy doing. Great job helping others.

  2. There's nothing like a good day's physical labor to make you feel great...Then a nice hot shower, and relaxing outside (We would have a cocktail, but if not...just enjoy the evening)...Great job, you two.

  3. Wow, you did a lot, I bet it must be a good feeling for helping others in need!

    Nice sunset photos, that's what we would like to do one day -- watching sunset at the beach close to our home on wheels!

  4. Getting exercise and helping other at the same time, what a great combo.