After church we all went out to Sassy's Restaurant in nearby Hurley. Sunday evening we were on our own.
We were ready for our NOMADS meeting and devotions which began at 7:30 AM on Monday. We each sign up for a day and lead devotions. During our daily meetings Marley talks about the work and assignments and we discuss the situation at each house where we are all working.
Right how we have a total of nine couples and are working on four homes. The home we are working on is in Pascagoula which is about 17 miles away. In the past five years since Katrina this home has had some work done on it but it was never completed. Since Katrina, NOMADS and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has completed 256 homes.
Our first task at our house in Pascagoula was to replace the back door. Don and I tackled that.
With some negotiation and cajoling, along with six long screws, we were able to put it in. And it even swings freely, with no catches. We also installed the deadbolt and door handle.
The major task before us in the next few weeks is to get the sheet rock up in the house. We were glad we had a lift for the ceiling pieces. It saved us a lot of time and allowed us to get most of the ceiling done in the converted garage in a day.
Then we spent the next three days working on the rest of the ceilings and started on the walls.
We start the clean up around 3:45 PM and head finish up by 4:00 PM.
The end of our workweek is Thursday so that is the day we all go out to dinner and have some fellowship.
We found a pizza place not far away that works great for our get-together. Thursday night also serves as a time when we get a group photo.
We are glad to be here and have a great group of folks to be working with. The sheet rock work is good and it allows us to get better at the hanging it and making good measurements. One of the benefits of doing this type of work is that we always learn something and we enjoy that.
This weekend we intend to recharge and to visit the surrounding areas.
Hope you have a great weekend and we appreciate you joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles, this time signing in from Moss Point, MS ~ not far from Pascagoula MS and about halfway between Mobile, AL and Gulfport MS.