March 25, 2022
Paradise, CA – Mar 13-19, 2022
Our volunteers this week included one from OH, five from Forest Hills Mennonite, PA and a father and son-in-law from Alberta. Herb Hoover, PA joined our long-term team as a crew leader, which brought our total to 18.
Work continues at Cirby Creek Rd. and Hoffman Rd. getting us closer and closer to the occupancy inspections. At Stone Mountain the bathroom vanity and cupboard; kitchen counter tops and cabinet handles were installed; hearth bricks grouted; ceiling insulated as well as touch up painting done throughout the house. A trench for the water line at Jewell Rd. was filled in and the HVAC completed so this house is now ready for the 4-way inspection. At Newland Rd. we finished the roofing, installed soffit, windows, doors, exterior trim, foam insulation and siding.
Highlight of the week was having light rain during the morning hours but still being able to move ahead with installing the siding on Lori’s house on Newland Rd. The sighting of deer from our dining room window; bushes bursting out in brilliant colors along the mountain roadsides and deep in the canyons are delightful signs of Spring. Leon stopped and chatted with a big Tom turkey who proudly showed off his beautiful tail feathers, dancing in circles for him.
Next week we will do some final clean-up in preparation for the dedication of three homes. Schedule includes the installation of a new dishwasher in our cooking unit, Unit #4. Yeah!
We are so grateful that our Canadian volunteers are able to once again travel state side. They bring a lovely balance to the diversity of our teams. Thank you everyone for your commitment to serving Christ and others in this way.
Submitted by Rachel Horst for the Paradise, CA team.