We had a rainy day today, but in the afternoon, the sun came out, and the weather was great. It is in the 70s. The painting group continued their work today, and the girls on this team have really bonded. The second work group continued their work on the the dry wall project they started yesterday. The last group started putting up dry wall on the ceiling of the house (after they had completed the insulation yesterday).
We were invited by the town of Pass Christian to a dinner sponsored by the local Knights of Columbus. The mayor was there, and he thanked us for our help. He shook each and every volunteer's hand. He gave a poignant speech in which he thanked Hurricane Katrina because it gave his town the chance to make so many new friends. His town was 1 mile wide and 6 miles long, but now he knows it goes from coast to coast from all the friends that came and helped. He knows the future is bright because of all the young people who have come to help.
We are excited because tomorrow will be a catfish fry. We got red beans and rice and jumbalaya tonight, so we are enjoying the Southern hospitality. We have to bring home some recipes for the cafe :o)
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