ESUMC in D'Iberville

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Wednesday update

Today was another busy, productive, memorable, great day! The fatigue is starting to catch up with several of us now, but we are pushing through. The sheetrock group (of which I am a member) worked all day Monday and all day Tuesday on scraping, sanding, mudding, taping, and skimming walls as well as ceilings. This morning we worked on finessing all that work with some light sanding, getting the walls super-smooth and ready to be primed. We did that until lunchtime.

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.

-Karen

2 Comments:

  • I have so appreciated reading your daily summaries and the photos. You are doing awesome work! I know God is blessing you as you bless others by doing His work. I have been thinking of you all and praying for you daily.
    As Mother Teresa once said: I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness.
    My prayer for you: God of the world, light their hearts with the fire of faithful service to those they know well and those they do not know at all. Amen.
    Robin B.
    Miss you bunches, Michael!

    By Blogger Robin B., at 10:07 PM  

  • I have so appreciated your daily reports and photos! You are doing awesome work! I know that God is blessing you as you bless others by doing His work. You have been in my thoughts and prayers daily.
    As Mother Teresa once said: I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness.
    My prayer: God of the world, light
    our hearts with the fire of faithful service to those we know well and those we do not know at all. Amen.
    Robin b.
    P.S. Miss you bunches, Michael!

    By Blogger Robin B., at 10:16 PM  

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