I hope all had a lovely Mother's Day Weekend. The weather was fairly decent in Ohio this weekend. By that, I mean the rain gave us a break from time-to-time.
Speaking of rain....with rain comes puddles, mud, and muck. Puddles, mud, and muck aren't necessarily a bad thing, unless you are trying to construct a house. That's exactly what we dealt with Wednesday on the west side of Columbus. If we stood still for more than a few seconds, the mud suctioned onto your shoe making it difficult to move.
Our company staffs a Habitat for Humanity construction crew once a month. This month was my first time ever volunteering for this wonderful organization.
After our Safety Huddle with Jared, our first task was to move all the trusses from the alley to the house. They each were extremely heavy and our footing was quite precarious.
While moving one of the doubles, which took three people to move, Guy lost one of his shoes in the mud. We stopped so he could retrieve his shoe, but we were laughing so hard it was difficult to hold on to the truss. Despite the obstacles, we were able to move all the trusses without falling. Once they were moved, Jared told us to take a break.
The rest of the day was spent setting the floor joists. It was hard work, but we made significant progress and we were having fun despite the mud, the heavy lifting, and the intermittent rain drops.
|Brandy, me, Ron, and Jared|
|Ron, Megan, Cathy, Michelle, Brandy, and Guy|
|Guy and Megan|
|Guy, Brandy, and me|
|TEAM FRANK GATES/AVIZENT|
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!
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