About lunchtime: Our sheetrock gang has been eating at Sonic for lunch every day. Today was Day 3 for Sonic lunches. It’s the perfect spot. We can show up with sheetrock dust all over us, not to mention globs of dried sheetrock mud. There’s a wide variety of foods to please every palate: burgers, chicken, salads, burritos, and of course ice cream, slushies, smoothies and the like. We can sit down and eat in the little picnic area and enjoy a cool breeze. What’s more, the waitress who has been our server attends Heritage United Methodist Church, which is our home base while we’re here in D’Iberville. We did have a small contingency of people (including all three of the teenagers in our group) who decided to opt for a little something different today, and they went to Cici’s Pizza instead to take advantage of the cheap pizza buffet. Hard to beat all-you-can-eat pizza for less than $5.00, I guess.
After lunch, our group returned to the work site, and we immediately went to work on taping plastic over all the walls so that the popcorn ceilings could be done/sprayed/blown. This took a solid two hours at least, maybe three. The space we’re working on is huge. I’m not sure of the square footage, but there are three good-sized rooms (two bedrooms and what looks like a family room), plus a walk-in closet, a linen closet, two other closets, a bathroom, and two hallways.
By 4:30 p.m., we had finished most of the taping, and the popcorn spraying had begun. About half of us were able to leave the site at that time to join some of the folks from the other group for a tour of the area. A gentleman from Heritage UMC drove us around D’Iberville and Biloxi, showing us the storm damage and things in various states of destruction, demolition, renovation and repair. We returned to the church around 6:00 p.m. Tonight’s dinner is ribs, from someplace the previous groups from ESUMC discovered. They’re supposed to be delicious. And since they are calling for dinnertime right now, I’m going to go check it out for myself!
I took a bunch of photos and will post them later tonight.