NIU – Thursday

We are getting really spoiled with the this spring weather this week. Today temperatures reached 75 degrees! Sounds like there will be a change over the weekend with more seasonable temperatures and even a potential for snow showers, but we couldn’t have asked for better weather for this week.

Today we worked a new site in Bud, a site where we will be working this summer doing more extensive projects, but we were able to accomplish a couple of tasks today. We had a group inside painting the ceiling of the living room. It looked so much brighter when it was done. We will continue painting in the summer. The other group of students worked out back clearing some brush and shrubs that had overgrown into the yard. It was pretty impressive what they were able to accomplish in the time and with the tools available to them. (For you long time PVs reading this, you will be happy to know they carried on the tradition of using a sickle for part of the job.) It was a great day and we are looking forward to working with the family again in the summer.

A second group of students decided to return to the Baileysville Head Start for the day. They enjoyed working with the kids during the week and wanted one last change to spend more time with them. As I mentioned yesterday, we really appreciate the openness of the Head Start for allowing the students to come and spent the week in the classroom with the kids. It gives the students a wider view of service and life in the beautiful mountains of Appalachia.

FYI: We have been having some technical difficulties with pictures showing up in the posts. We have a lot more pictures than what we have shared. Hopefully we can get it straightened away next week when we have time to research the issue and share more pictures of the the great work that the students have done.

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