I spent the first day home doing 14 hours
of laundry, Praise God for modern
We had record breaking heat in NH,
as did much of the nation, however
these folks haven't had temperatures
this high in over ten years so air conditioning
was not available at the middle school
where we stayed. Each day the temperature
rose to 95-99 degrees. That meant at least two
changes of clothes daily hence
the huge pile of laundry.
We left on our trip a day early so that we could
visit Boston with our church group.
Fifty five of us, 45 teens and 10 adults
went on this mission trip.
We stolled through town admiring the architecture
old and new!
Our young people enjoyed the parks.
We even took a four hour boat ride to go whale
watching...and we saw alot of them!
After our little excursion it was off to NH...
The before pictures show that the owners
had made an attempt to paint their
home red (they used the wrong paint so we had to paint over it)
but were overwhelmed with
the task...this house was huge!
My crew and I spent the first day scraping, sanding
and replacing rotted clapboards.
By Tuesday we were on to priming.
I spent the entire week perched up on a forty foot
ladder, I quickly found out my crew had an intense fear
of heights! With a little encouragement I did manage
to get one young lady up on the 28 foot ladder.
The forty foot ladder was fiberglass and quite
heavy, very difficult to move, it required four of us
to move it around.
I had teens from all across the US and Canada
in my work crew.
This young man was from Prince Edward Island.
They came from Michigan, Massachussetts,
Syracuse, NY, NJ, CT, & PA.
As you can see they still found time
to get silly while working really hard!
There was another crew on site whose job it was
to tear down the old steps, build a small porch
and new stairs.
Here's the house almost finished.
Our crew's gift to the homeowner
was a new mailbox!
We did a pretty good job wouldn't
These are some of the children that
lived in that home.
This is my son's crew, they were on a different site.
They made a trip to Lowes for extra supplies.
Here he is making goofy faces :)
Here he is painting the deck and replacing shutters after
painting the house.
Looks like they are having fun!
Sorry that this is such a long post but it was a very
long week, hope you enjoyed the pics...
Now I have to get back to visiting all of you,
I did miss my blogging friends :)
Hopefully I will get caught up soon!