Habitat House Clean Up

by Ted

This morning we piled the whole gang into our van and headed to New Richland to do some much needed yard work on the Habitat House.  Habitat for Humanity was donated this house and have been actively looking for someone who needs it.  They have had several applicants interested, but then each one either backed out or didn’t qualify for whatever reason.  If you know of someone who would need a house in New Richland please let us know.

The house does need to be remodeled on the inside and needs a new roof, which makes it perfect for a Habitat project.  The construction and remodeling can’t start until they find a person or family who will be living in the house.  In the meantime, Habitat has been maintaining the house, however we’ve fallen a little behind.  Michele went out there this week to double check if the lawn was being mowed.  What she found was that the lawn was being mowed, however the flower beds were in desperate need of some TLC.

The weeds and trees were starting to take over the front of the house.  But with a few hours of clipping and pulling, the front of the house started looking presentable again.  We even found some gorgeous hostas among the weeds.  They were still doing quite well despite it all.

Luke and Ryan kept themselves busy.  Luke brought his jeep and was quite content giving rides to Ryan and driving circles around the yard and house.

Sue came out to help too.  She told us she was 77 years old, but honestly she could work circles around Michele and I.  And even better than that, she knew our boys were coming so she packed a whole box of toys for them and brought a picnic for all of us.  Seriously, I think every work project should have a Sue!!

When we were all done pulling weeds and getting red mustaches from Sue’s fruit punch kool-aid, everyone helped clean up.

This quiet New Richland neighborhood is amazing. The neighbor from across the street stopped by to see what was going on.  He let us borrow his lawn mower to mow the back yard and his truck to haul away the weeds.  Thank you so much!!  When we were all done, we managed to have enough weeds to fill the entire pickup truck.  Luke helped me drive it down to the brush dump and empty everything out.  It was a fun and rewarding morning.

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About tochinaandbackagain

I am a stay at home mom to two very active boys and soon we will bring home two Chinese twin girls with cleft lip and palate issues. I spend my day trying to be the best parent and wife I can be with God leading the way.
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