Monday, June 22, 2009

A day of painting

We started out this morning putting the final (we thought) coat of paint on the ceiling of a new house that is about to be turned over to a woman who has been displaced in the last four years since Katrina. "You know how excited you are when you move into a new house," said Bob, our crew leader from Back Bay. "Just imagine what it's like if you have had no home for the last four years."

But, of course, things did not go totally as planned. The paint was not quite dark enough and some slotches were showing through. So this afternoon, all five of our teens plus Michael and Janine went back to put on a second coat while Mary Kay, Beth and I, along with Allison from Cedar Hills UCC went to Winn Dixie to buy groceries for the next few days. When everyone gets back, we'll head to the Gulf shore and do a bit of swimming before dinner.

The temp, by the way, is pushing 100 and the humidity is, shall we say, noticeable.


  1. Hey Guys! Good for you; painting in the heat isn't much fun. On the other hand, it was into the 90's today here and the humidity, while not tropical, is pretty high, so we're suffering along with you!

    Love, The Schoenwetters

    PS to Phil from Lisa: I had my contracting meeting with the search committee tonight and I start 7/7. I'm very excited!

  2. A time to work, and a time to play. Looks like you know how to do both. Have fun and stay safe.

  3. Hmmm...the weather in Biloxi is about the same as here in Madison. While we miss all of you, you are not missing much here!

    Enjoy the beach (and the home-cooked meals!).