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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Hot, Hot, Hot
Putting up the awning
Dr. Mike rescuing the cat
Dr. Mike, Lisa, Sarah, and Andy (a member of First
Presbyterian) continued to work at Ms. Minor’s house today. We finished up some odds and ends: reconnected an electrical box, did some
caulking and priming, and rescued a cat.
Our main job for the day was to work on the awning at the front of Ms.
Minor’s house. The awning over the front
of her door was too low and sagging.
This did not allow her to open her front door fully because the top of
the door scraped the awning. To solve
this problem, we built a brace to support the awning so that we could just pull
it away from the house a couple of feet.
After we built the brace and unattached the awning, we replaced the
rotten board that the awning was attached to.
We then reattached the awning several inches higher than it was
previously. Ms. Minor can now open her
door completely without having it hit the awning! Tomorrow morning we will go back briefly to
finish some caulking and priming as well as clean up some tree limbs and shrubbery.
What's left to go
More progress has been made on Ms. Floyd’s roof, but there
is nothing hotter than on top of a roof in Mississippi during the summer. We have extended the joists over half the
roof, laid plywood, and created the necessary extension of the vents from the
old roof. We did find more rotten wood
along the soffets that needed to be replaced.
A little after 3 pm, though, we had to call it a day as it was too hot
to continue to work. We will be leaving
to work at 6:30 am tomorrow to take advantage of the cooler weather. The goal is to finish the new roof and lay
tar paper, so that it can be shingled on Friday.
In the evening we were blessed by the hospitality of Knox,
Deborah (his wife), and a man named Keith (who barbequed ribs and chicken for
us). We had dinner at Knox and Deborah’s
house and were refreshed by the opportunity to swim in their pool and play with
their 75 lb, 7 month of German Shepherd puppy.
It was such a blessing to have an evening of fun and fellowship!
Tomorrow we will divide into three different groups. Most of the work to be done on Ms. Floyd’s
roof is needed up on the roof instead of on the ground. So, several people will continue to work on
Ms. Floyd’s roof. The ground crew from
Ms. Floyd’s house will go to another house to do some interior painting. The group from Ms. Minor’s house will go to
another house to put up some siding as well as repair a leaky roof.
Fun in the pool
Please continue for us to stay rested and cool
tomorrow. We have been enjoying periods
of clouds throughout the day. We are
praying that that will last throughout the week. The people here are very appreciative of our
work and we are able to see the impact that we are having on their lives.