With a second week of hot, hot weather on the Habitat build, we are reminded every morning at our group meeting to stay hydrated and safe and to only work within our own limitations.
At the build site we have Team Leader Dyana and Construction Supervisor Pete. They are both volunteers like the rest of us. Each morning we have a group meeting so we can go over the day’s work. Then someone in the group reads a daily devotion. After that we all hold hands and say: Habitat for Humanity is not a hand out but a hand up!
Work begins with everyone getting out tools, ladders, saw horses. Whatever supplies we need.
From the sidelines, it may look chaotic but everyone has a job and goes about doing it.
Interior of the house. All the roof trusses in place. Roof sheathing and interior walls come next.
Interior walls in place and roof sheathing finished. Local volunteer, Vincent, standing in the unfinished kitchen. This house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
Roof tar paper and shingles being delivered
Check out the window on the far right! I helped install it.
Saturday saw 26 workers, including RV Care-a-Vanners, NMSU students and future home owners.
Some started laying out the foundation for the next house one lot over.
Students from NMSU (New Mexico State University) Civil Engineering Dept. putting shingles on the roof. They finished all but the peak in just one day!
Our tool shed with the Organ Mountains in the background
What an amazing, rewarding experience to be part of this grand project. With many hands the work gets done well and fast.
Ever Grateful ~
The Organ Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Southern Rockies. This was our view every day at the worksite.
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