Grand Forks, BC – Weekly Report – Sept 23-27, 2019

October 2, 2019

The last week of September started with the arrival of eleven new volunteers from North Carolina, British Columbia, Manitoba and Pennsylvania. Three more volunteers from British Columbia joined us mid-week. Warm weather at the beginning of the week motivated the teams to work diligently because cooler weather is anticipated by the weekend.

We enjoyed our final barbeque on Wednesday evening. Jennifer Houghton was our guest for dinner. She shared her story of the flood and her decision to build a Tiny House to replace her home that was condemned. Harold and Sandra Friesen also joined us on Thursday for the rest of the week. Work continued on six homes this week.

The home for Dale and Marilyn Watt was completed and the job card signed. The skirting was painted, cellar way and construction of the front steps was finished by Tuesday evening. The volunteers enjoyed the many treats/meals prepared for them by Marilyn. The excitement of finishing this job was evident by the homeowners.

At Darcy Yates’ home the mudding was finished, doors installed and baseboards and casings finished. The baseboard heaters were installed and the walls prepared for paint. The inside doors were painted and the cabinet doors installed.

Karen Fillo’s home had the kitchen cupboards and countertop installed, closet shelving was put in and the doors painted. A trench was dug for the waterline into the house. The bathroom vanity was installed as well as the window sills and internet plugs. The septic tank was completed. Jennifer Houghton’s Tiny House had the ceiling panels put up and the boards on the bathroom wall put in place.

Brian Norwood’s home had the cupboards installed, floors prepared for vinyl plank in the living room and the baseboards installed in the bathroom. Insulation was put in the crawl space. A cleanup of the home and garage was done with a run to the landfill.