Coastal Bend, TX RV – Weekly Report – Jan 25-29, 2021

February 2, 2021

Our small group of six are progressing fine on our fourth house.  This home, home of Otis and Lena White, still has several issues but we see the light at the end of the tunnel.  This last week we torn down the paneling on the living room ceiling.  Cyndi and Carolyn worked to take out the nails in the 2x2s that was holding the paneling in place between the beams.  Since this ceiling is vaulted, they needed the help of the guys to do the highest parts.  The guys worked on taking down damaged ceilings in the bathroom and a closet filled to the brim.  Once they got it down, Doug and Stan put up new dry wall and Doug mudded and sanded it and they textured it.  The floor in the hallway between the bedroom and the bathroom needed to have a new floor because the old one was too soft to walk on safely.  Stan and Bob made short work of this and soon a new solid floor was in place.  On Thursday, the guys started to lay new flooring in the bathroom and will continue that task this coming week and then continue into the hallways.  Cyndi and Carolyn painted hallway doors and trim.  Another task that needs to be completed is to take up the living room carpet and try and determine if there is a way to fix the very uneven floor.  At present it is about 2 inch variance in the floor.  Since both Otis and Lena are elderly and weak the floor is very unsafe for them.  A contractor had given an estimate on repairing the foundation but that was cost prohibitive so we will try something else.  The couple is so appreciative of anything that we do.  As Lena says, ” we do not need anything fancy.”  

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Duane and Jean Anderson back here on Thursday afternoon.  The Lord has been good and is returning health to Duane so that he can again serve.  

On Saturday, the group toured the historic home of Mr. and Mrs. Fulton in Rockport.  This huge Victorian home has withstood all of the storms and hurricanes without extensive repairs.  It is one of few left that was constructed with sea shells in the walls and the floors.  It has been renovated twice since it was built in 1874.  It is now owned by the state of Texas.   We pray that the homes we are renovating and building will still be standing well into the future as well. 

Norm and Carolyn, Bob and Cyndi, Doug, and Stan