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

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh my aching bones (Jacksonville TX)

We are getting well settled into our routine here in Jacksonville.

Sunday, March 14. Following church at the First United Methodist Church, we came back to the college for lunch. After lunch, Len and I took a ride to see the immediate area. Three miles from the church on the west side of town they have a park area for swimming, boating, picnicking. This is a picture of Jacksonville Lake

About 5 miles on the north side of town is Loves Lookout. This is actually a roadside rest area. There are picnic areas, a very nice welcome center with information on the area and a view that they say on a clear day you can see Louisiana. The literature says during the early spring the dogwoods are in bloom. Still even though it is somewhat bleak right now, it is still an awesome view.

Monday, March 15. On our first day on the job, Len was assigned to work on the exhaust system over the science room. I assisted in power washing the Quad, a sitting area between several buildings. I still have the bridge and some area in the middle to do. We were both exhausted at the end of a satisfying day.

Tuesday, March 15. As it rained most of the day, work on neither the roof exhaust system nor finishing power washing the deck could be done, both Len and I were assigned the tear up carpet in preparation of tile being laid in a class room. I was the only woman working with 5 men on this project. The other women were painting in the Chapel. Believe me, I would rather scrape padding and glue from the floor than paint. Although right now I really am feeling my age.

It looks like there will be a new challenge every day. GOOD! We are so glad to be here with these good people.

1 comment:

Margie M. said...

Phyllis, your photos are really beautiful. Looks like a nice place to be hanging out for a while. Good luck with the hard work and the aching muscles. At least you don't have to fix dinner at the end of your day! Yahoo!!!