April 1, 2023
Southwest Florida – March 26 – April 1, 2023
This week we were greeted with heavily misted mornings for several days. While it gave the camp a magical feel, it proved to make driving dangerous as our teams left for their work sites. We praise God that no accidents occurred. The beginning of the week also proved to be quite hot which made us thankful for cooler temperature in the latter half of the week. Our team included 4 men from Plain City, OH and 5 men/5 women from Lancaster, PA. Our camp was filled with much laughter as we got to know each other.
We, tackled two roofs, tearing off the old shingles, repairing the decks as needed and installing new shingles. Our deliveries of shingles to home base disappear quickly, as grateful homeowners enjoy no more leaks. On other sites we finished up projects with smaller drywall repairs, cabinet installations and painting touch ups. One homeowner was happy to have the debris left behind from a muck out removed. Our site trailer has made many a trip to the landfill.
A longer project that is nearing completion is for a client who has chosen to flood proof her home by installing only wooden walls and ceiling. Her experience of flooding has led her to conclude that drywall and traditional insulation leads to significant mold when left wet. She scrubbed all the mold from her studs and joists, and painted them all with Kilz to ensure that no mold was left on them. Her walls are finished with stained tongue and groove pine. This homeowner joined one of teams to stain all of the wood on Monday. It was a great time for our team to get to know the homeowner and to hear her story.
On Friday we were privileged to celebrate with Brenda Brucker as her home repairs were completed. We held a service of dedication for this home.