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Citrus County, FL RV – Weekly Report – Nov 19-23, 2018

November 27, 2018

The ten of us had a very good working week with lots of progress being made on Mr. Bill’s house.  It is coming together and in all likelihood will be done this coming week.  The vinyl flooring was put down in the living room, bathroom, and kitchen.  The touchup painting was nearly all completed and the outside was painted.  Carolyn was asked what color we were going to paint the ceiling of the large overhang over the front door.  When she said light blue the question was “why blue?”  She then said that if it is painted light blue it will keep the wasps and bugs away.  Most of the team had never heard of that solution.  We were told that by a client several years ago and when we questioned a Sherman Williams paint store employee they said, ” oh yes, that is true.”   Therefore, most ceilings and overhangs are now painted light blue.   

On Wednesday, the ladies started on the next project by tearing out the ceiling in the living room and kitchen of Mr. Terry Oliver’s home.  He recently had a new roof put on so now the damaged ceilings can be repaired.  The ladies felt that God was being kind when they found that the plastic covering the insulation was all intact and there was no longer any growing mold.  They completed the removal of the living room ceiling after moving all of the furniture around several times.  We wondered if the contractor who put up the ceiling had a contract with the staple company because there was a three inch staple every two inches that either had to be removed or pounded in before the new ceiling could be installed.  We got the trim and the strips removed from the dining room and kitchen but the removal of the actual ceiling remains for the coming week.  There are also a lot of small tasks that still need done at Mr. Bill’s this coming week.  We plan on having the house blessing on Tuesday afternoon.  Mr. Bill is totally amazed at what was done on his home and has trouble feeling that it is not a miracle.  Norm stopped by on Saturday afternoon to tell him about the dedication and found him walking about inside the house just peering at everything in disbelief. 

The five of us that remained here at the camp for Thanksgiving worked until 1:30pm on Thursday and then came home to clean up and go to the dinner provided by the camp staff.  We enjoyed a meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a choice of many different desserts that were made by the campers.  Needless to say, God provided us with a filling meal again as it was shared by many new friends.  Our project coordinator joined us for the meal. 

On Saturday eve, we were pleasantly surprised to find Lloyd and Irene Lekteman at our door.  We had worked with them on previous MDS projects.  We enjoyed a nice visit and then they left to continue on their trip back to Montreal.  Thanks for the visit, Lloyd and Irene.

Norm and Carolyn, Bob and Cyndi, Tom, Doug, Ken and Linda, David and Rhonda