There are many things that come with each project that are challenges. In the past we have had the challenges of sleeping in the same room or cold work days. I am finding that with our last project in Minot, ND there are many hard parts.
One of the hard things is living 22 miles outside of Minot. With construction and roadwork this can be anywhere form 30-40 minutes. Every project we have had prior has been less then 2 miles away to travel to each morning. So a typical day now we have to leave at least 45 minutes before we start to arrive at work on time. On top of this Minot is the closest city to us that we can shower, do laundry and grocery shop at. Most days we leave at 7:15am and arrive back home anywhere from 8-9:30pm.
Studs in a home that was flooded
Another challenge for us has been power washing homes. This is done after houses have been mucked and gut. The next step is to clean the wood of any mold or dirt from the sewage that has been left from the flood water. The process is long and often involves getting completely soaked by the powerwasher. Many members of our team have finished the work day covered with mold and dirt.
Although the team has found these things challenging - there is nothing more rewarding then meeting the homeowners and hearing their gratitude. What 9 people can do in just a few days would take many of these homeowners with families months to accomplish.