Here we are, day six. Today was very productive but we missed Jack, Juj and Tyler. We finished everything we wanted to and we didn’t even have to stay on the site late! We touched up the exterior and hung the black shutters as well as the hanging swing that we returned to its home on the porch. There was a lot to be done inside and to be honest I was skeptical we would finish all that we needed to do. But the SuperUPYs showed up today and we managed to finish priming and painting three rooms with what might just be the brightest shade of yellow known to humankind. It was a hot one but we worked together and had a little fun, listened to some music and continued to have some great conversation with one another.
Finishing the house was a pretty amazing feeling because at 2:00 there was paint everywhere, the furniture was all out of place, the floors were covered with dust, chipped paint and tarps. Hour by hour, everything wrapped up and came together in a way that changed a work cite into a home right before our eyes. When Monique and Mr. Montgomery returned from their appointment and we gave them the final tour of our completed projects the smiles on their faces (that we hadn’t seen much of previously) made our whole week worth it.
After leaving the house for the last time and making our daily stop at RaceTrak convenient store we went back to camp, showered, and ate our final dinner together. Stuffed and still rather grimy from the work day we were lucky enough to be able to take a dip in the lake and play on the water trampoline for a half hour before the storm hit. Another rainy day left us in the main lodge in front of a campfire roasting s’mores and reflecting on the amazing week we’d had.