Wednesday, Day 2 of work – I opted to stay at the ReStore with a few others from our team.
Well, I am not expecting any sympathy while working in Hawaiian paradise while winter descends on Idaho. However, the heat is a bit difficult to handle at times, even in this lush tropical world.
Of course the sun feels terrific when snorkeling.
Meanwhile, our team painted doors, molding and continued to sort and arrange the massive amounts of items at the store. My experience on past Habitat work sites is to paint everything by hand and not use a paint sprayer. In some cases brushes are used because paint sprayers are not available or too expensive to rent. Painting by hand further ensures volunteers will have a job when they spend a weekend on a Habitat build.
Consequently, I had not yet learned how to effectively paint with a sprayer, and enjoyed using one for the first time on the lovely island of Kauai. Later I went inside and Cynthia assigned a couple of projects sorting through art and picture frames.
Thursday, Day 3 – we all woke up to the usual chorus of Roosters vying for best crow of the year award. Pavarotti, Tiny Tim, and now a new one I named, John Denver Rooster, because he has clear, strong voice, pitched a bit higher than Pavarotti.
Four of our team joined construction leader Mark and his daughter Sarah to work on a Rehab project in a quiet neighborhood close to the ocean. A three-bedroom home that will house a multigenerational gathering of a least six families.