Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Today was an amazing day! Because we worked so very hard yesterday, we were allowed to sleep in an extra 15 minutes! (Thank you Sa-Boo-Boo!) On the way to the house we were working on for our stay in NOLA, I could feel the adrenaline pumping inside me. Today was a very eventful day because we were pouring concrete at 1:00pm. So up until that point we had to prep the areas that needed the concrete. This included shoveling out dirt, breaking old concrete to even out the areas, as well as putting in iron stakes and wooden planks to contain the concrete. It was a lot of work, but we were ready for the concrete! Then we had lunch, and Sa-Boo-Boo and Rebecca got everyone popsicles!! They were sugar free and only 20 calories, so of course I had six. :) Then the exciting part happened, THE CONCRETE TRUCK CAME...DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUNNNN!!!! It was very exciting, and I couldn't help but jump for joy as the concrete rushed out of the truck onto the ground. Then came lots of work, where we were shoveling, raking, and smoothing the concrete to make a perfectly smooth sidewalk. But then it happened - when we were putting the concrete on the ground for the second house - the truck almost ripped the porch off the house. It was DISASTROUS!!!! But because we, and the Habitat for Humanity staff, are so flexible, we were able to think on our feet and mend the situation as best we could. I am so proud of us!

After our work at the Habitat site, we went to KCCA and to our surprise, the kids were excited to see us! They were so receptive of our material, and that made me so happy! It was a blast to see the eagerness to learn in their eyes. It actually refueled my energy that I used that morning on the house. It was refreshing and lovely. Today was a great day. I can't wait to see how we have made a difference, no matter how small, tomorrow!

Thank you for reading!
Malik Williams :)

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