Saturday, April 14, 2007

A perfect day for building a house!

John, the girls and I traveled back to GI last night. My mom's bday is today and for her party we all volunteered at the local Habitat for Humanity project. Volunteering is HUGE in my family and it all started with my mom! So we thought it would be a perfect gift- volunteer hours towards a project dear to her heart.

Trevor (my little brother), John, me, my mom along with some of her coworkers and friends worked on the project by tearing down the forms used to make the foundation and making the floor joists.

yes- that is me cutting boards for the pony wall in the crawl space. My mom measured and I cut...I was quite funny! I think we may have had HALF of the boards the right length...its more difficult than it looks and there are all these rules. Like a specific side of the guide line that you have to cut on and it was dirty and cold and saw dust flying everywhere...and I am a CLUTZ so everyone was just waiting for me to cut off my hand or a finger! But it was FUN!

The house project just broke ground a few weeks ago and the weather has been really wet and cold. The project completion date is July 10th...but we are ahead of schedule thanks to all the hard work contributed today!

Happy Birthday, MOM!
Hope you have a wonderful day! We love you!


Christy said...

What a great idea!

lindsey said...

you guys! always doing such good work! Even got Trevor doing it! What is this world coming to!?

Guess that means we should all get with it too! Tell your mom happy bday!