Live United--helping out at a Habitat house

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I'm finally posting a couple of pics of Reynna and me after we came home from helping out at the Habitat house renovation a couple of weeks ago. As you can see, we were very dirty. She and I ripped out old carpet and then joined in on the popcorn ceiling removal team. What a mess that was. We had to soak the ceiling with water, let it sit for a few minutes, and then used putty knives to scrape off the ceiling. It was literally raining wet, gooey, popcorn ceiling on us.

These were both things that I've never done before and I came home and told Devin that when we replace our carpet with hardwood floors, which is what I want to do sometime in the future, that I was all set on how to remove the carpet. Granted, it wasn't very hard. The razor blade did most of the work but still.


Oh, and the white thing around my neck is the face mask that we all wore. There was so much crap in the air that we needed to protect our noses and mouths from breathing it all in. Reynna had already taken hers off.

12 comments :

Kathi Carlson said...

Very cool! Nothing like helping others and learning something in the process. Makes the heart feel good, too!!

Thanks for sharing about your experience. Hope your Sunday is a good one!

Sparkle said...

Sounds like a fun time! That's a great pic of you too.

Patti J. said...

Love your photo's and your big heart! Thanks for helping others!

jcarlisi said...

What a great thing to do! I would love to help out at HFH one of these days.

Kim said...

Wow, first let me say how beautiful Reynna is! She looks just like you! :) Very nice story to share with us. It is nice to be reminded that there are so many caring and compassionate people still out in this old world. I'm sure this was an experience you both will treasure.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Heather C said...

Sounds like and amazing day. How did you get involved?

Give everyone loves for me!

Maria Matter said...

you are both adorable and I can see your beautiful hearts showing!!!!

"Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."

Great job girls!
Blessings, Maria

Cee Cee said...

What a great experience and a neat thing to do with yor daughter! You are such a good mom:)

Sharli said...

Alanna,

I'm so proud to know you - what a great way to give to others in need and teach your daughter some valuable lessons about being part of the community! I love that you learned new skills!!! Never know when that will come in handy! Any tips for me about removing my popcorn ceiling??

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing! It's good to learn new skills and help others at the same time. What a great picture of the two of you.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I commend you both for doing this!! And what a wonderful experience to share with your daughter (who is a real cutie patootie by the way). Thanks for sharing this!!

Carolyn Christie said...

I agree, what a neat way to help others. Cute pic of the two of U.

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