Day Three: House 28
This morning started as every other day with breakfast at the church, sack lunch making, devotions, and prayer. Surprisingly Carl's room temperature can of coke literally exploded in his hand. Excitement always manages to find Carl. We then all loaded up the vehicles and headed to the work site at the Central Mine Heritage site building #28. Ed took a side trip to Wendy's to speak with the gentleman who is going to repair her roof and drywall. The electrical team (Dick C., Carl, and Sharon) continued on their project to get the electricity up and running. Some of their time was also spent in the lovely basement running wires up to the electrical box. Fred (80 yr. old local resident, history buff, and all around interesting guy) has been helping diligently all week. Today, Fred and Tammy drove to his house with his dog Ginger to rip some boards to a usable size. Tammy learned a lot about the local mines and residents. Dick and Fred measured, cut, and installed the wood trim around the floor, windows, and doors. Tammy nail gunned them in. Joe, Bruce, and Paul finished up sanding the 1st floor and Cheryl, Kaitie, and Carolyn gave both rooms their first coat of paint. What a difference that made! Tammy chipped in with painting at the end. Joe, Bruce, Ed and Paul worked on putting up 12 foot sheets of drywall. Heavy duty work. After the work day ended, Mike (local pastor and geologist) took us on a tour of the Delaware Mine. He is a wealth of knowledge on rocks. Then headed back to Houghton for a refreshing shower and a home cooked dinner at the church. Yum.
Take a look at today's photos here.