Early morning wake up sent us working on getting the camper packed up and the students on task to wake up, eat breakfast, clean the church and pack the van. Today we had a half day of work and then a 7 plus hour drive back to Coeur d’Alene. I was a bit nervous about getting the place back in order and getting to work on time, but the students were great and we made it to the site with plenty of time to spare. The students even programmed the creation of thank you cards into their morning, and when we left the church, we left it cleaner then we found it and they left a wonderful thank you card to boot.
The weather this morning was a combination of snow, wind and slush. Our first job was to clear the place of snow and then we could get to work for the day. On the site we continued to hang the exterior plywood and at exactly noon, Alex called it a day. We all headed down to the Habitat office where we were greeted with pizza, certificates, and a shirt or hat from the Sisters Habitat group. They presented each one of us with our gifts as Alex made a brief statement about how we worked. Our students reciprocated by giving them a thank you letter and one of our team t-shirts. I think they were very surprised.
We got everyone in the van and left Sisters at exactly 1 pm. The roads were good, the wind at our back and we once again made good time on our return trip. We arrived back in Coeur d’Alene at 8 pm and by 8:30 Linda and I were home and getting ready for bed.