Archive for April, 2011

habitat roundup #2

I was able to go work on a Habitat House again this week! My office signed up to work Tuesday, so lots of us went. I would go every day if I could get paid to!

I would like to start off by saying that they divided our group up and sent some people to the other HH across the street, which is where I worked last week with Stuart; we found out several days later that we worked at the WRONG location! So, as of yesterday, we know for sure the 2 houses share volunteers, so it’s no biggy.

They told us we’d be painting ceilings this week, which super sucks. I volunteered to edge instead of roll, so that was at least a minor step up for me personally. After I finished my areas, I still ended up having to roll one small room, but then I got transferred to another job that was MUCH better! I went all around the outside of the house and caulked every gap and weird place in the siding. That job is awesome, and one thing that makes it awesome is that I was working alone and away from everyone else. Lots of people in a few rooms isn’t fun after a little while. I loved my caulking job! I appreciated being outside, too. I even got sunburned on my face!

After lunch, which was AWESOME because we were doing real work and therefore pretty hungry, I went over to my original house and worked a couple of hours with Jason, my boss from last week. We had way more fun over there (nothing against the other house – this was mostly because Jason 1) goofs off with me and 2) has a radio playing in his house), and he let me finish the houses baseboards by myself. I’m the queen of the nail gun! We make a good team if I do say so myself.

Here’s us lunching:

GOOD THING: Dinner was fun tonight at church! I’m glad I made friends with my dinner table. She loves celeb gossip, and he loves ghost shows!!!
BAD THING: headache

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habitat roundup #1

Thursday, I went to work for the first time on the current Habitat House Trinity is sponsoring. It was an easy decision to go since they announced to us at work last year that it was decided we now all get two days a year we can use for service/missions that won’t count against vacation time or anything like that. Our office signed up to work on the house this coming Tuesday, which will be one of my days, but I didn’t see any reason I shouldn’t use the other day of mine for a different work day. SO, Stuart (my co-worker) and I vowed to go together to work on the house. we met up really early and headed up to the house not knowing what a bizarre day we would have.

Our day had two major storylines. One was the fact that we took an empty room and turned it into a full kitchen by the time we left, meaning we hung all the cabinets and put the countertops down. We also painted for a few minutes to kill time while the foreman went to pick up the countertops after we ate lunch. By the way, we froze to death working that day!

The second storyline consists of very weird and entertaining creepiness dished out by the aforementioned foreman. I really can’t get into it online because it wouldn’t read correctly, and it would work best for me to tell you the stories in person. However, I will say that he told us stories off and on all day about how he bought some CDs online that had particular frequencies recorded on them that basically put him into a deep sleep, which enabled him to do whatever he wanted – as in WHATEVER he wanted. He said you could imagine something, and it’d appear. He said you could “travel to the moon and back in a night.” He mentioned something about doing some really fast tapping to cause himself to travel quickly. He also said he started seeing spirits/demons/shadows. He ultimately said it was a nightmare and destroyed the CDs and prayed every night for the occurrences to stop. Needless to say, Stuart and I had no clue really what to say back. The guy honestly wouldn’t tell us the name of the CDs, the name of the man who created this whole deal, or anything because he didn’t want us to go look it up and eventually have a desire to get involved or try it ourselves. I told him he did NOT have to worry; none of that sounded like anything I wanted to do. Anyways, it was all very interesting.

SUCCESS!

GOOD THING: hopefully killed tons of poison ivy in the woods today
BAD THING: I don’t like getting frustrated without knowing how to stop being frustrated!

wowza

I remembered today that I have a blog! I never mean to go this long without posting.

This weekend, Brian and I took Chox and headed to the lake on Friday to spend the night. I finally finished a book I’ve been reading, and I already know which one I want to read next. I hope it’s awesome! I finally have a very short list of favorite authors, and it is: Barbara Kingsolver and Mark Childress. That’s it. I’m sure there are more people I’d love, too, but I haven’t found them yet.

Today was A Meal & A Deal at church, which is a fundraiser for the Youth Department, and I put 2 necklaces in for them to auction off. They both brought way more money than I sell them for, so I’m glad I could help! I was looking around at everything, and most things didn’t sell for double what the asking price was – but mine did! Most things didn’t even sell for the full retail value, but some went over just a little.

I went to Target tonight at 10, and that is a great time to go! Unfortunately, I didn’t find any clothes I wanted, but I did buy 1 pair of shoes and grabbed Brian some peanut M&Ms.

GOOD THING: Brian was super awesome and studied to teach Sunday School tomorrow instead of me! What a nice surprise!
BAD THING: Choxie is fishassing, and it’s sick. Why do dogs do that?!?!?!?!