The week ended on a good note. I spent most of Friday and Saturday working with Jenna and Christina on siding the front wall of Miss Pat's house. It was slow progress at the beginning, learning the basics of how to install it correctly. Every section had to be cut down to the right length and leveled perfectly before it could be nailed in. We had a couple of set backs but managed to get everything but the very last piece put in before we left on Saturday. The final panel was a huge frustration. All of the saws had been put away so we had to attempt cutting it with tin snips. It was a total disaster, because it was so cold outside the panels kept cracking and after ruining three in a row we decided it would make much more sense to wait until Tuesday, when we could use the proper tools.
Saturday night we went to the Job Corps closing ceremony. There was a slide show of pictures from the week and one person from each group spoke briefly about their experience during the week. We had Leia and Shawn say a thank you to the whole group on behalf of NCCC. Afterwards, we went out to dinner with two volunteers who had worked with us this week. They were a great couple from California who took their vacation to come to Lafayette and volunteer with Habitat. We all had a wonderful time getting to know them and really appreciated all the hard work they put in.
We're taking the weekend to unwind. Everyone is kind of doing their own thing, relaxing, and getting ready for our last week here in Louisiana.