Back home
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Returned early this evening from my annual mission trip to Appalachia to do home repairs. It was a rewarding week. My crew replaced underpinning for a young family with 3 children. The mother has some significant health problems and dad has a low wage job as a logger. They appreciated the help and we enjoyed getting to know them.

While we're there we stay in a local school and eat typical cafeteria fare. It's usually only edible. This year we had a cook who just poured her heart into her work. We had home made chili, lasagna, and sweet rolls. Of course we had to have ice cream about every day as well.

I'm always happy to come home and sad to leave my new found friends... until next year anyway.
  Re: Back home by HomeCulinarian (Returned early this ...)
What a great job you do!! Welcome home.
Retired and having fun writing cookbooks, tasting wine and sharing recipes with all my friends.
  Re: Back home by HomeCulinarian (Returned early this ...)
Oh that sounds so nice. What a wonderful thing you do.
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
  Re: Re: Back home by cjs (What a great job you...)
Yes, welcome back. What an amazing time you must have and a contribution you must make. My hat is off to you and your group!
Mom to three wonderful 7th graders!
The time is flying by.
  Re: Re: Back home by esgunn (Yes, welcome back. ...)
Welcome back! I do so admire what you do for these underprivileged people.

my cooking adventures
  Re: Re: Back home by foodfiend (Welcome back! I do ...)
Welcome home Jeannette! Glad you are back safe and sound, and that it was a rewarding week for you. Also very glad you had a decent cook this time. We really appreciate our "creature comforts" as we get older, don't we?

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently..."
  Re: Re: Back home by Mare749 (Welcome home Jeannet...)

We really appreciate our "creature comforts" as we get older, don't we?

So true!
  Re: Re: Back home by HomeCulinarian ([blockquote]Quote:[h...)
Oh that is truly inspiring! Glad you're home safe and sound. Do you have pictures of your trip? Would love to see them.
  Re: Re: Back home by DFen911 (Oh that is truly ins...)
I agree with Denise...where's the pics?

I'm glad you're back safely and you had a productive mission.
Keep your mind wide open.
  Re: Re: Back home by Gourmet_Mom (I agree with Denise....)
Okay -- here are a few pictures of my crew and our project.

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My crew on Sunday before the work begins.

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My crew on Friday after our work was finished.

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Framing and insulation work. Notice how straight the boards are!

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Finished section with the gate.

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Morning mist on the mountains.

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