Wednesday work

It rained last night, so there were little gnats out today – the kind that bite really HARD! So those of us who could, spent as much time as possible working inside. It started out as a damp day, too, but then the rain held off yet again, and it turned into a pretty day,…

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Government Street Grocery

At breakfast this morning, I'd gotten an idea that I'd like a coffee-shop breakfast the next day, so I asked Nikki if she'd like to walk with me after dinner to the Mocha Moose (where we went last year) to check out when they open in the morning. So after dinner, we headed out for…

Tuesday work

Today was "cereal day" for breakfast, which meant our choice of grits or oatmeal, plus cold cereals available. Of course, I chose grits, which I always do when I can get them – I like them with lots of butter & honey! Today Pastor Sandy and her gang decided to just make all the sandwiches with…

Monday work

Nikki & I started in on finishing painting in eggshell some interior doors that were laying in the bedroom; last week's group had painted all the trimwork in that room, and the bi-fold closet doors, but there were 2 wooden doors that still needed done (which Mister Bob bragged he'd gotten for $20 each at…

Breakfast and gathering supplies

Since I signed up to help cook breakfast, I had to report to Sid in the kitchen by 5:00, along with the 3 others who had signed up. Sid is a former Navy cook (in fact, he reminds me a lot of Uncle Charlie on My Three Sons – he was a Navy cook, wasn't…

Orientation and work assignments

  New mural After our walk, we had time to freshen up finally from our bus ride, take showers and a little nap time. Bruce took a photo of the new mural on the front of the building (new since last year, that is. You can see all the other murals here). Dinner was served…

Church and lunch

After our camp tour, we loaded back on the bus to head to the 10:30 service at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, which is where Camp Victor originally was organized beginning on the day before Katrina (when they offered sanctuary to local residents).   It's a beautiful church – it had been damaged during the storm…

Biloxi – over 2 YEARS after Katrina

Our bus took us through Gulfport and Biloxi, along the beachfront, so we could see the progress, or lack thereof, that's been made since we were here a year ago. See for yourself.   I apologize for the quality of the photos, as they were taken from a moving bus. But you get the idea. Click…

Are we there yet?

The big day finally arrived! Bruce and Denise arrived at our house around 9:15, and we headed down to the Synod office. Thanks to my Dad for again playing chauffeur… Us & Pastor Peggy As a very lovely little surprise, Pastor Peggy and her whole family arrived to see us off! We left the Synod…

The generosity of friends

P1000927 Here is over $1600 worth of cash and building supply gift cards, donated by our friends at church and our family – ready for us to take on our upcoming trip back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Thank you to everyone for the generous donations! You can rest assured that every dollar will be…