It’s just four more days on the job site. It’s hard to believe that we have been in Lafayette for almost a month. The houses that we have been working on are really coming along. The weather has not been kind to us. I think it says a lot about our team and others working on the site because we have not let the weather affect our work. We know that this isn’t about us but for the homeowners who have definitely shown their appreciation for what we are doing. On Monday myself, Jenna, Jo, Leia, and Ian went to do some of our ISP hours at a soup kitchen called St. Joseph’s Diner. It was a great experience. We worked along side a woman who had been volunteering there for 22 years, which is amazing.
Half of the team went to BRIDGE Ministry today for their scheduled day. From what I have heard it was a little crazy because the NBC documentary cameras went with for the first time so all of the kids wanted to be on TV. I go on Thursdays and I really look forward to working with the kids. Last week I helped an 8th grader write a paper on wetlands. I actually learned a lot. Then Derek and I played basketball with some of the high school kids. We also just found out that we will be going back to New Orleans on Sunday to take a tour of where Miss Pat (one of the homeowners) lived during Hurricane Katrina. She has only been back a few times since then and it will be nice to go back with her to see and hear more about what happened there. Overall, this first project is exactly what I had hoped for. The team is amazing and we are doing some great things. It’s an experience I will never forget and I can’t wait for the next project in Tucson.