Monday, April 27, 2009

Gearing up for a Busy Week

I have awesome news! We finally started the long...hard...growling process of house construction. Yes, we are building our house!! Wahoo! Well, and 5 others along with it. Saturday was the day...3 families, two supervisors, and three volunteers (bless their hearts) gathered for a long day of measuring, drilling, sawing and nailing. Most of us are learning the process so it seems a bit slow...but we managed to get three walls up and I got the chance to use a nail gun and a power saw. it's pretty cool and fairly simple to use. But I am grateful for the volunteers that came to help and try to teach us what to do.

Also Saturday (you may think I'm crazy) I did a trial run for the Hurricane 5K coming up this weekend. The wind was in my face the whole time. It was a feat I am proud to say that I conquered, slow...but steady.:) Today I feel very sore and I hope that by this Saturday that I can be faster for the real thing...we can only hope.:) There I am crossing the bridge...in the white shirt at the END of the line.:) photo courtesy of Cherie Santiago.

7 comments:

Dansie Family said...

you will do awesome. hopefully you folks stick around so we can gets pics of all of us. congrats on the house.

Lori said...

Congratulations! You go girl. Where did you find all the engery to run, build a house, wife, mother and friend etc.? Any chance you took a before and after picture of yourself since you've been running?

miss marie said...

go pilot! go, fight, win!!!

Tink said...

Go Paulette! I do think you're crazy, but very admirable!!!! Good luck on your house. It's so worth it! I know it feels good to get started! Don't shoot anyone with that nail gun...believe me, it happens!

Tink said...

I am planning on playing futsol tonight. I drove by your lot last night! It was awesome! Cool cement!!!! Pretty soon you will have a house standing on that cement!! Go Paulette! I hope you're making it through your busy week!

Cory Reese said...

Good job! You'll do great Saturday! See you then.

Wheeler Family Farm said...

Congratuations on your motivation!!Best of luck to you as you run and run and run and then relax!!!