It is the end of day 2, and we're all tuckered out.
After having sugar-highs last night from the ice cream social that the church members at our host church made for us, we definitely had troubles getting to sleep on time (lights out was supposed to be 11 pm--the rumors are that some kids were up 'til 2 giggling and talking). Some of the staffers stay up until all of the students make it to bed.
On Crew 1 (they're roofing a house and removing/rebuilding a wheelchair ramp) they finished all of the jackhammering today. Ben and another student really rocked the jackhammer. The roof is almost completely off of the house and the kids are super sore from the jackhammer and sunshine.
On Crew 2 (they're working on a garage) they tore down the remainder of the siding and drywall and took all of the debris and loaded it into a trailer for the dump in the morning. They also discovered that some of the anchored boards at the bottom of the walls were really rotted and they needed to be replaced. Tomorrow we'll be squaring up the garage and begin sheeting the walls.
On Crew 3 (a wheelchair ramp) they finished removing all of the ramp and started digging 4-ft deep holes for posts to go in. We'll be finishing up the digging tomorrow and beginning to set some of the posts to start the construction of the ramp.
Tonight we enjoyed Taco Tuesday and made great tacos from the taco bar. We made a trip to Wal-Mart to replace a broken waterbottle and buy a pillow. Then stopped at Fenicks, a local frozen custard place. We enjoyed the custard and now we're enjoying our last few minutes of free time.
It was a great day today. Make sure you check out the #NextStepOhio hashtag on Facebook and Instagram. Mike and April are trying to post things when they can, but things have been crazy busy. We sent a whole bunch of Go-Pro footage to be made into a video. We'll post as soon as it is ready!
We are having a lot of fun, working hard and enjoying our trip. We each miss home a little in different ways. And... can't wait to post more pictures.