U.P. Mission Trip 2019

Day Two: House 28 and Grace UMC

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Today we split into four teams. Cheryl, Kaitie, and Tammy gardened at Grace UMC all day. It's not the typical garden. It's ginormous and on a hill. Cheryl and Kaitie uncovered a patio at the top level that we didn't even know existed. They carried tarps full to the back of the shed many times. Dick, Ed, and Paul finished up the porch and ramp. Still need two more boards. So close. Carl, Sharon, Dick, and Carolyn almost completed pulling electrical wire upstairs. Carl uncovered smelly raccoon urine infested insulation which unfortunately fell directly on him and he wore it for the rest of the day. The electrical team continued with work on the lower level finishing installation of the plugs. Bruce, Joe, and Paul sanded the lower level walls and ceilings. They installed two panels of drywall on the second floor ceiling. In the evening we were treated by Mike and Sylvia to a fresh fish dinner from Peterson's. We sat out downtown on a deck and ate together and debriefed. Early this morning two key members, B and Carlos had to return home unexpectedly. We carried on but we sure miss them here.

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Day One: House 28

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Today we worked at the Central Mine Heritage Site in Keweenaw County.  We are working on restoring what is referred to as House #28 which was originally built in the 1850's. We broke into several teams to start the day.  Teams in the morning included the electrical team, porch restoration team, drywall team, and the nail pulling team. Many hundreds of nails were pulled from the ceiling joists to make it ready for drywall. Deck wood was replaced and the porch support posts were repaired. Mudding and sanding happened on floor one in the living and dining rooms. Electrical wires were pulled through walls and joists making way for there to be light like on the first day in Genesis. We all had sack lunches at the Doctor's house #10 and rested for a few minutes. After lunch more work ensued and also hiking trails were cleared amongst the mosquitoes. 

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