Build Day #2 - putting up some drywall
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May 22nd, 2008 – by: smhirsch
Today was our second build day and it was much different than the one we had in Suffolk. Today, we were all at the same site, and we had our first experience working with Habitat for Humanity on the trip.
At the build site, we walked into a house that was all framing on the inside and were told our job was to drywall at least half of it (walls and ceiling). I had a lot of fun using saws, power drills, really strong glues, etc. After the first half hour or so, we all pretty much had the idea of how drywalling worked, and we just did it. I think we got around 75% of the house done.
One thing from today that kinda aggravates me is that there was this Americorps volunteer working at the build site who was one of the dumbest people I have ever met. I mean, it's May already...she's been working here since September or October at least, and she literally had no idea what she was doing. She managed to miss cut holes for outlets in a piece of drywall so badly that we had to scrap the whole piece and start over again...which we did while she went to find one of the supervisors. By the time she got back, we had it up on the wall with the outlets cut out perfectly...haha. Even Kevin (who wrote "Gateraide" on one of the Gatorade coolers this morning) thinks the girl is an idiot...which she is. Where on earth did they find her???
Showers were at a YMCA but were not communal which was awesome.
We had our first Bike & Build community presentation today after dinner that was provided by the temple. It went pretty well. Oh! Also, at the build site, a news crew came and took pictures, intereviewed a few people, and took some video clips. Janina and Andrew had Lee (the local) and me (not sure why I got to) talk to the news crew. So that's pretty cool...I should be on TV...however, I don't think I'll ever actually know...haha.
A bunch of people went out, but I decided to stay in since we start some real climbing tomorrow and that's really not my strong point. There are a few of us still hanging out here and we're gunna do some yoga and then play Apples to Apples because it's an awesome game.
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