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Texas Rebuilders Weekly Report - Jan 24, 2020

This week we had plenty to do and the materials we needed. The second house we were working on was finished; changed doors, finished trim and touched up paint. We also started a new house in Donna, Texas. This house had been framed in with part of the plumbing and electrical work done. We installed windows and doors, wrapped the house, nailed on siding as high as the ladders allowed, finished the plumbing and electrical, built an 8' X 8' deck with steps and railing and started insulating and ...

A Good Nomad is Flexible - TX DR Report Jan 23, 2020

A Good NOMAD Is Flexible January 12 -17, 2020 The team had Virgie and Dan join us Sunday afternoon. Dan and Virgie will be taking over leadership of the Florida DR next week and this was their transition week. Sunday night at the team meeting Anne and Max told the team our plans had changed. The conference needed us to all pull off of Dennis’s house and go to George’s on Marathon for the week, with a big push on getting the house as close to complete as possible. They needed the house completed ...

Rio Texas Conference Disaster Rebuilding Jan 17, 2020

This week the team started out together working on the ramp and steps at the first house. We were able to complete the steps and get all but the top board on the steps. We finished the rail on the deck. Built the ramp and had the upright boards in place for the railings. We ran out of materials so had to stop early. Tuesday we split the team, half went back to house number one and worked on ramp railing. Group one finished early so went to house number two to help. At house number two we kept ...

Texas Rebuilders Weekly Report Jan 14, 2020

We had a team of 8 people; Mark and Mary Jo Dhein, Dave Hill, Harry Boris, Charlie and Martha Brown, Jack and Barb Schmoll, that worked really hard. Our tasks were to tear down two additions to the home and load the debris in a trailer to go to the dump. Then we were to build an 8 X 8 deck on the rear of the new home with a handicap ramp down the side of the house. We were able to get the additions removed and the deck framed and decked. We also addressed some electrical issues in the home. ...

Christmas and News Year's Florida Rebuilding

Christmas Week Our Christmas and New Year’s Team was completed as we welcomed Steve and Glenita in on Saturday. Sunday night was a long night for the team. During our team meeting we learned that Monroe County was placed under a tornado watch. Later in the evening a water spout headed straight toward Key West and Monroe County was placed under a tornado warning. All the team received their phone alerts and gathered back inside the church as requested. The tornado warning wasn’t canceled until ...

Florida Rebuilding Continues Dec 21, 2019

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Texas Rebuilders Weekly Report Dec 20, 2019

This week we were able to get the laundry room sided, the roof finished, and we painted. We also got all finish work on the inside completed. The siding and trim got painted. The electrical work was completed. All the appliances were delivered and we were able to get them installed. Thursday afternoon we had fresh baked cookies, hot chocolate and coffee for the home owner, three of her children, and the case worker. We were able to give the home owner the Bible and keys to the house. She will be...

Texas Rebuilders Team Report Dec 13, 2019

This week we welcomed Dave and Judy Peterson to our group. We have 4 RVs and 7 people. We accomplished quite a bit. The outside of the house got blue paint on 2 sides and the eaves got white final coat all the way around the house. It is looking great. Inside all doors are now installed and ready to be painted. All base board is in place. The kitchen cupboards are all in place and the countertops are in place. The water heater is wired. The laundry room is coming together; all rafters are up, ...

Florida Rebuilding Continues Dec 13, 2019

Week of December 9-12 in Big Pine Key   We said good-bye to the Phelps on Friday and then welcomed Max and Anne Armstrong and Elaine Grabin on Saturday.  Since Max and Anne are going to take over the leadership at the end of this week, the Freemans introduced them to the homeowners of the two homes that we will be working on this week.  Thursday evening we went out to dinner to celebrate the work done and the weeks that the Freemans led.    First we went over to Dennis’s house, showed them ...

Big Pine Key DR Dec 6, 2019

On Saturday Ron and Mary Freiberg and Herman and Janis Small joined the Phelps and Freemans in Big Pine Key.  Sunday we went to church in the morning and then in the evening had our pot luck dinner and meeting.  This week we worked on two houses.  Mr. Dennis kept the entire team busy on Monday and Tuesday.  We finished putting up the drywall in the hall and also finished the ceiling drywall in the closet and hall.  Kathy, Gene, and Herman finished putting the screws in the ceiling drywall.  We ...

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