October 10, 2009
Today was our third and final day at the work site. The entire day was spent painting the entire house. Some people spent time painting the sides, while others painted trim and did touch ups. Today was especially cold and Marianne, the owner of the house, kindly made us hot chocolate to keep us warm. We could not keep the paint off of us. We each had paint in different places, whether it was on our faces or in our hair. Chris laughed at us, because he didn’t have any paint on him and we were all covered. We were all in good spirits as we worked and often found ourselves hysterically laughing at each other. We enjoyed the
work and seeing the progress motivated us to complete our tasks. Although the workday ended at 3pm, we decided collectively to stay until 5:30 pm. Chris really appreciated our extra work, considering he would have had to complete painting the house himself. Due to a lack of volunteers, our trip was greatly appreciated. At the end of the workday we took group pictures with Marianne and Chris. It was hard to say goodbye to our new friends, and they both said they hoped to see LC students again next Fall Break.
We spent a good amount of time showering because most of us had gotten paint in our hair. It was nice to relax in the showers and defrost. We also all realized how dry and rough our hands had become from working. When we got back to the church we all made dinner together. We made pasta, salad and garlic bread and talked about the day as we ate together. We were all extremely tired but we were going to try to stay up past 10pm and get through an entire movie. We are sadly heading back to LC tomorrow but we wish we could stay and work longer.
–Sara Jeffries and Alison Dubchansky