Our first project for 2011 is officially over! Time flies when you are having fun, and we are certainly having a lot of fun! We are now enroute to our next job and will spend a week on the Georgia coastline.
The last week, Paul and Rick spent repairing and replacing plumbing for bathtubs in two bathrooms. This was a particularily difficult piece, since the space was small with no crawl space (it was in the overhang right above the first floor wall) and they were attaching PVC sewer pipe to the old, existing cast iron.
When they installed the bathtub, it was 9 inches wider and a little longer than the previous tub, so they had to move a wall in order to accommodate the difference. This was after spending two days changing plumbing, so NO, they were not going to move that tub!!
I helped out by sanding a bedroom, and taping and mudding the sheetrock in the hallway. (God has prepared me for this with the rentals we have owned! ) I also got more tatting lessons, so I am now confident to finish my ‘first project” alone. When we return, the gal teaching me, Regina, is going to start me on a real pattern.
Thursday night, a Christian couple that live in the community, Roy and Rosemary, had us, with a few other people, over for dinner. Roy is a full time volunteer with maintenance department at the academy and sometimes worked with the guys. Rosemary is part time fill in when and where needed. They built (literally!!) a large log cabin in the middle of 116 acres of forest. They are a delightful couple, and are the greatest example of southern hospitality! After dinner we had a good old fashioned gospel sing, accompanied by the pastor and his guitar, and Roy with his dulcimer, which he made!
And then some silly songs:
and Rosemary and the pastor’s wife sang a song about being short,
and we all sang the alphabet song in a different way than I have ever done! We were divided into two teams; each team decided on a nursery song to be sung to the same tune, alternating teams, with the alphabet song being sung each time in between. It was great fun! Great group activity for young AND old!