Category Archive: Habitat for Humanity

Drywall to Final Punch List: The Second Half of the Build Season in Las Cruces

Following the end of framing, the remainder of the winter and the beginning of spring seemed to fly by as we moved from drywall into trim work on the 5 houses. I was… Continue reading

On Change, in Life and Blogging

I’m sure you all have noticed that I’ve been largely absent from blogging for awhile and have fallen almost 12 months behind in reporting what I’ve been up to. The main reason for… Continue reading

Wild Rivers Habitat Build in Luck, Wisconsin: Weeks 3 and 4

We began week 3 of working on Callie and Adan’s house with a new, slightly-smaller crew and a fully-dried in house to work with. Our goal for the next 2 weeks was to… Continue reading

Wild Rivers Habitat Build in Luck, Wisconsin: Weeks 1 and 2

After leaving Teri and Grey’s we headed to our next Habitat build in Luck, Wisconsin. After the affiliate was left without a construction supervisor Care-a-vanners Bill and France were asked to manage the… Continue reading

Building with Fayette County Habitat for Humanity

Sometime in March an all-volunteer Habitat affiliate in La Grange, Texas posted a request for volunteers to spend 3 weeks in May beginning a scheduled home, and, hopefully, two houses for families who… Continue reading

Angles and Expectations: Building with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County

Beaumont, Texas and the surrounding coastal areas of southeast Texas were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in late August 2017. In addition to the catastrophic flooding, residents in the greater Beaumont area had… Continue reading

Headin’ East Through Central Texas

After building in Las Cruces for a few months Tom and I decided to give ourselves a week or so to get to our next build in Beaumont, Texas. After settling on our… Continue reading

Finishing Touches: So Long (for now) Las Cruces

As I write this on one of the first days of May, the 5 houses that were worked on in Las Cruces have been finished, dedicated, and are occupied. But I haven’t quite… Continue reading

On Community and Teamwork and Being One of Many

As I’ve been thinking about all the cooperative efforts that have gone into building all of the Habitat homes I’ve worked on, the phrase, “It takes a village” keeps popping into my head.… Continue reading

Let the Tiling Begin!

Once we’d finished shingling the 4th roof we were asked to move to tiling so that trim work could begin as soon as the sheetrock crews were finished. Tiling happens to be my… Continue reading