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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Almost time to move on down the road

Moss Point,  MS

First welcome to Page our newest follower.   I tried to access her blog but like many it is by invitation only.

Yup, today is our last day of work here.  DONE!  We just got done.   Tomorrow we head to Louisiana for three weeks of rest and visiting family before starting another 3 week project in Austin, TX on March 12.

Lots of stuff happened in the last week:

That fabulous restaurant, The Shed, where we ate on Friday, burned down on Saturday.   What a loss.  They vow to rebuild.  In fact I saw on the news they will be serving BBQ from another building on the premises tomorrow.  I gotta wonder how well done that meat will be.

We visited with an old friend of Lens (now my friend too, ) Gay who spent 13 days hospitalized.  She was released on Tuesday.


This is Len's friend (Gay's hubby) Mack whom we were told had died and were surprised to find  very much ALIVE!


Mack and Len worked together at Ingalls Shipyard back in the 70's.

Yesterday when we arrived back to the Fiver after working, we noticed a car with two people sitting in it watching us.   As we were headed to the fiver, the couple got out and the man called me by name.  I had to admit, I had no clue as to who it was.   Imagine our delight to find out it was Allen and Jeanne Webster, also fulltimers.  We met this lovely couple three Thanksgiving's ago when we were visiting our son in Alabama and they were visiting their daughter.  We had seen each others blogs and agree to meet at the local Cracker House.

It seems that yesterday they had taken a look at our blog and were surprised to find that we were close by. They are volunteering at a church in a neighboring town.  They've been there since January 3 and will remain until around March 24.    They came over to surprise us and surprise us they did.  One more instance when we are so glad that we keep this blog!   Check out the Webster at:

http://aljewebster.blogspot.com    

This has been one of our hardest projects.  The work has been difficult.  But we are glad to have done it!

Phyllis painting trim up on the porch roof:


Leonard completing a set of steps he built:


Hanging sheetrock in a bedroom ceiling:



A member of Caswell Springs United Methodist Church is in the Guinness Book of World Records.  She is the longest continuous church organist having played here for more than 69 years.  In all those years she has missed less than 5 Sunday's.  And she is still going strong.


On Tuesday night a group of us had dinner at Mexican Restaurant about 15 miles away.  It was wonderful.  Tonight, we are returning.


In the meantime, I will be hitting the shower, packing up and just maybe taking a moment to catch my breath.

Once we get settled at our next destination, I will be catching up on some blogs.   The last three weeks have been hectic with little downtime.    We pray everyone is well and had a loving Valentines Day.

5 comments:

Page said...

Thanks for the welcome. The reason you couldn't access my blog is because I don't have one. At least not yet. Hub and I are still about 5 years out from full-timing. We are in the "getting rid of stuff" phase. Oh, joy.

Thank you for the work you do. Hub and I are planning to do something similar.

Texas Yellow Rose said...

What a nice week! Although I like where we are and what we're doing, I do at times miss new friends and experiences. Could it be I have a mild case of hitch itch? Glad I can travel vicariously through your blog! Have fun and safe travels, friends!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Great work done by all! Safe travels to your next destination!

JOJO said...

You both deserve a rest. Great job by all.
Be safe on the road.

Donna W. said...

Hey Len nice steps,,...I need some new ones too ! :-)
Can't tell you how special I think the two of you are for always helping everyone like you do....God has a special place in his heart for you.
Give Lucky a pat for me.