Tag Archive: Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

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

January at Mesilla Valley Habitat: Sheetrock and Shingles and Blocking and Baking.

Our return to build at Mesilla Valley Habitat coincided with quite a bit of shingling needing to be done – not to mention a whole lotta sheetrock. When we’d come down over Thanksgiving… Continue reading

A Las Cruces Recess

Seeing as the Santa Fe Habitat construction site would be closed for Thanksgiving break, I decided to use a couple of my vacation days for Tuesday and Wednesday to build with Mesilla Valley… Continue reading

Changing My Story: Week 5 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

In our last week of building with Mesilla Valley Tom and I mostly worked on more shingling: finishing up Cindy’s house while helping to get paper on Amorette’s roof. The goal had been… Continue reading

Week 4 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

This post summarizing our fourth week at Habitat for Humanity will be a bit shorter than my previous weekly posts for 2 reasons: 1) a significant amount of what got accomplished has already… Continue reading

Week 3 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

My third week at Mesilla Valley Habitat allowed me to witness some amazing progress. Pete, the Construction Supervisor, had laid out the slab, marking where walls, doors, windows, etc. go so right away… Continue reading

Week 2 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity and a Care-a-Vanner Thanksgiving

Note: This post is a fairly detailed recounting of our second week of building in Mesilla Valley that includes some explanations of the ongoing projects so if you missed my post on Week… Continue reading

Back Building at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity: Week 1

For most of the 3 and a half years I’ve been writing this blog I’ve been a couple months behind in posting but I’ve recently caught up which puts me in a unique… Continue reading