So, it turns out I’m afraid of heights! Who knew? Really afraid of heights… and shaky ladders, and doing tasks on shaky ladders at really high heights…eek! But what an amazing day of accomplishments it was for me, and one I will hopefully repeat often! Well perhaps not the shaky ladder 25-30 feet in the air hanging stucco wire at the apex of an A-Frame roof line…but the volunteering for a day of hard work for a really good cause! The day of the build, it was warm, not hot, and yet I still managed to sunburn my guts out, and my allergies were kicked into overdrive. Yet still, I managed to overcome my fear of heights and do something I never in my life imagined I would do! I am so proud of myself and the gals who were working on this same task alongside me, and our leader Christine! She was the gal with the know-how, who taught us and helped with this monumental job we were taking on. Little did we know how trying and difficult this job would be when we meagerly raised our hands at the beginning of the day. Reality set in quickly. We actually thought that perhaps after lunch that we would be replaced by others and get an easier job that was possibly inside or at least didn’t involve a ladder. I see now that this would have been silly since it would have required the fill-in gals to relearn what we had already figured out and become moderately proficient in. Not to mention, I somehow think there wouldn’t exactly have been an overabundance of volunteers for this particular job… Where to begin…well let’s see…the sign on the project site, made me proud! I know, probably silly, but true nonetheless!
I have to tell you…this neighborhood and the area surrounding it, not to mention the house itself, were absolutely beautiful! Shock and awe, as I suppose I was expecting something a little lesser and not quite so nice. The houses on the street of the project site are pretty amazing. You can see in the images below that the house itself will be something of a master piece when it’s complete. Tiled roof, covered patio, and with all of that stucco wire hung, she is ready for them to spray her down and one step closer to completion! Exciting right?