Monday, December 14, 2009

Awed and Humbled

This weekend, about 17 to 20 people stepped up to the plate for us, and a major league grand slam was hit. I am awed and humbled by the outpouring of friendship that was shown, as the workdays on Saturday and Sunday started around 8AM and went to 8PM - both days.

Here's what got done:
Painted the living room, dining room, two hallways, stairwell.
Removed the border in the kitchen wall, repair the wall, painted the kitchen.
Removed and fixed a half-dozen tiles in the kitchen floor.
Stripped the wallpaper; repaired the wall with joint compound; sanded; primed; painted the bathroom. MVP of the weekend goes to Laura, who put in a solid 20 hours of HARD work over two days.
Primed (twice), four coats of paint on the formerly forest green music studio.
Wall in the garage repaired, re-insulated, re-drywalled.
Yard raked, mowed, cleaned up.
Garbage and old paint cans hauled away.
Floors cleaned up of paint.
Kitchen and refrigerator cleaned and sparkled.
Floors in most of the house cleaned and polished.

Thank you very much, battalion of friends and workers. You have, yet again, shown us how blessed we are. In the worst of times, in a dark hour, you came through for us, and we appreciate it immensely.

Pictures to follow.


The Reluctant Crunchy Mama said...

Wow, wow...! Beyond cool! And, most importantly, you get to hug your family tomorrow! The last few nights, as I snuggled in bed with my daughter, I thought of you guys. I am so glad you will be together again soon. I bet The Boy's face when he sees you will be precious!

Sarah R said...

Wow, that is truly amazing. You have some GREAT friends. I hope you can sell it quickly and I can't wait until you are back with your family. YOU can be their Hanukah present this year! ♥

Gautam M said...

the chick in the bathroom definitely deserves a trophy or something.