Wednesday, August 25, 2010

early morning start-up

I have never been to the build site in the early morning. There is a protocol, and many who help get the day started begin at 8:00 a.m.
Many people contribute time, others have contributed a lifetime of hours!

Rob, acting boss, arrived and sorted out what needed to be moved.

First things first, move the fence!

The next order of business was to move more of the fence aside to allow for a delivery.

Brian organizes the volunteers. He presented one volunteer with a cap and t-shirt, your reward for 3 - 5 days working on the project.

SuperNan gets them to sign in.

Hard hats are found for all.
The site is organized and the plans are begun.

I am proud to say that my daughter, a hydrogeologist by trade, birthday girl last week, spent the day at the site, while it took the three of us to look after the kids, while preparing to pack and move while at home. Amazing how much a mother can do and how hard she is to replace!

She is only one of hundreds of volunteers who give up time to help out. It is such a rewarding experience.

Since Caitlin is the milk machine for the baby, special trips were made throughout the day.

Caitlin brought her work boots
combo of cargo pants and breast-feeding shirt!
Josephine didn't quite understand what mummy was doing, but wanted to visit. She knows mummy often works in the field when not on maternity leave, and doesn't have a chance to visit since Josephine is normally in day care.

Mighty car
Today, Howard brought something in with his smart car. Not sure what! Caitlin tells me it was a shower!

starting to look like a home!

Roofing has begun!

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