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habitat for humanity

June 3, 2009

This past weekend, I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. I had always wanted to do it, but just never took the initiative (story of my life) to do it. Anyway, when Kristine brought it up, it seemed like as good a time as any to start. This particular project was a construction project, and it was more of a remodeling of a deteriorating house. The day’s tasks were basically to put up new siding on the wall (made out of a cement/wood mix) and also to paint. Kristine went with the painting group, while I went with the siding group. I have to say overall the experience was pretty awesome. Sure, it was in some pretty intense Austin summer heat, but I got to meet great people, most notably the self-named “A-Team of Siding,” which included Me, Chong, and Tara. I got to play with a bunch of tools that I have never used before, like the Nail Gun, Cement Shear, Chalk Line and Combo Square. :-P It was like a little boy in a toy shop. I’d love to be involved in another project in the future that is a completely construction of a house from the ground up, instead of just a remodeling project. I’d like to see how a house is constructed.

A Team of Siding

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