January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Sunday, March 14, 2010

NOMADS and High Tea

At last - our first NOMADS project. We left Livingston yesterday morning and traveled a short 111 miles to Jacksonville, TX. We had a heck of a time finding the parking lot that would be our home for the next three weeks. While driving and towing our 38' rig up and down narrow streets, we were seen by our fellow workers. The President of the College tracked us down and led the way. Had we looked to the right at one point we would have seen the other rigs.

The project includes painting of the inside of the chapel, landscaping and other miscellaneous jobs at Lon Morris Junior College. Lon Morris in the only 2 year United Methodist College west of the Mississippi. The college predates the Civil War. It's enrollment has been around 300 students. This year they added a football program and the ranks have swollen to 760.

Here we are lined up with the other rigs. We are the rig on the far left. How neat that we are right next to another Montana fifthwheel.

We were warmly welcomed by and became acquainted by those workers already present. Two more rigs arrived a little later. It was close to lunch time. Imagine our surprise and delight when we found out the college would be providing us with 3 meals a day Monday to Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. WHAT????? No shopping, no cooking and no washing dishes for three whole weeks. And the food has been quite good. There is a variety of hot dishes, a salad bar, a dessert table, a sandwich station, ice cream and the trimmings and lots of other great selections.

After we got settled in, one of the leaders of the project told me that the Musical Director of the college had invited all the NOMAD ladies to a High Tea at his house later that day. It seems there was some type of raffle and the person who won it asked that we be invited. The college was providing transportation as the Tea was held about 45 minutes from the college. Here we are in front of the van. I am the third person from the left.

Now for the High Tea. The homeowners daughter lives in Germany. She was coming home for a visit recently. They decided to keep all Christmas decorations up until she came home. The picture below is in their den. It is only one of the many decorated trees thoughout the house.

This is looking from the den into the kitchen eating area.

This is the formal living room.

Here is looking into the main dining room.

Well, we sure did have a great welcome to Jacksonville Texas. We are so looking forward to what will be next.

1 comment:

Margie M. said...

Phyllis, I think you and Len will have a blast with this NOMAD group. Can't wait to read more about what you are doing. Free food??? Wow, what a good exchange for the work you all will be doing.