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Team Raymondville Report Nov 12

11/12/2016
We started this week working on a new project. The home needed a lot of repairs. We had the bathroom to repair as our part. A couple of other people were also working on the unit and they had the outside to work on. The temperature was warm again to start the week with rain on Tuesday. We had to take the day off but worked at the church. Not on the list for this project but it was dry and the work was inside. We worked on a couple of sticking doors, moved boxes of food from one room to another ...

Wimberley Rebuilding Continues Nov. 12

11/12/2016
We hope that this week finds you all in good health.  Our weather is clearing up after almost a week of sporadic rain. Thank you to all who are veterans.  On Veteran's Day we went to Fredericksburg, TX and stopped at the Texas Ranger/Fort Martin Scott area, where there were interactive exhibits.  It was a great program for kids who had Veterans Day off or are home schooled. One retired Texas Ranger was a  Vietnam Marine Vet. At least one of the San Antonio TV stations told of the birthday of ...

Team Raymondville Weekly Report Nov. 4th

11/4/2016
Nothing new about the warm weather, Some of the same for this week. We worked on a home that was not that far from the campers so each day we came back to eat lunch and cool off. The work done was exterior due roof work going on and we did not want to be inside. While roofers were gone, we finished electrical wire runs to each bedroom. We closed in the exterior walls with tar paper, then OSB (oriented strand board) and another coat of tar paper. This was done so stucco can be replaced when the...

Wimberley Disaster Rebuilders Report Nov 4th

11/4/2016
Hope you are all in good health and enjoying the warmth that we have had this fall.  We finally had a break in the weather!  It was in the high 80’s through Wednesday.  Thursday we had rain and the high was in the low 70’s.  Today was also in the low 70’s. We have had a busy week at the two houses.  At Pete’s the mudding and taping is finished, as far as can be done until the inspector comes.  Doors were installed in the front of the house which overlooks the Blanco River.  They have a ...

Raymondville Weekly Report Oct 29th

10/29/2016
We started the week where they left off the week before; working on a home that needed work on the outside and inside. We worked on finishing installing sheet rock around window and putting first coat of mud and tape. The team also worked on the outside installing trim around windows and door. We went out and looked at another home in the afternoon and what a project. We started removing drywall, old electrical and nails so that we could install new wire and sheet rock. We finished this up by ...

Team Wimberley Report Oct 28th

10/28/2016
We hope that all of you are in good health and enjoying the fall weather.   We have not seen much fall weather here in TX.  It was in the high 80’s/low 90’s as we went to three of the missions in San Antonio today.  ??Friday and Saturday we welcomed six new team members:  John and Kitty Hahn, Gary and Avis Norton, and Joe and Jayne Vigil.  We said good-bye to Marty and Carol Kuipers who handed over the leadership of the project to us for the next four weeks.  Sunday we went to North Shore UMC ...

Disaster Rebuilding Continues-Wimberley Oct 21

10/21/2016
Another great week in Texas. We started the week with temperatures near or in the 90’s. The team had a couple of changes with the departure of Tom and Jen along with Butch and Cheri leaving to home and other projects. We welcomed Charlotte along with Gene and Carolyn to the team. We were still working on the same home we started on three weeks ago. We are making great headway. Rooms are almost all dry walled minus baths with mudding and taping still to be finished. Some more electrical was ...

Week of Oct 20 in Raymondville, Texas

10/20/2016
This Week in Raymondville, Texas Period Ended October 20, 2016   Team members welcomed Bob and Linda this week.  The team put primer on the textured walls of the Raymondville area home, thus completing work requested of us.  The 20- by 22-foot area is ready for the family of six to do the finishing touches, making their new kitchen and laundry facilities an integral part of their home.  We presented the family with a Spanish Bible and bid them farewell about noon on Tuesday.   We moved to a ...

Team Wimberley Report Oct 15th

10/15/2016
We had another very good week. Walls were put up, doors installed; we mudded and taped a first and second coat, electrical outlets were installed, and wire was run for fixtures and outlets. We started this week with the same great team as we ended last week. Carol and I cannot express in words the thanks for this team's work ethic and ability to get things done. We are not the only ones. The homeowner and project coordinators also were impressed with what had been accomplished. The homeowner ...

Raymondville Disaster Rebuild Oct 13th

10/13/2016
This Week in Raymondville, Texas Period Ended October 13, 2016   Team members continued work on the home started last week. Plaster board was added daily and is now nearly complete.  Taping and mudding is an ongoing process, and it too is almost finished.  The 20 by 22 foot area has now had two coats of mudding, sanding – and then more sanding.   Front entryway flooring was torn out and replaced with new.  Frames were made for the front and back doors and were installed.  Outside trim was cut ...

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