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Williams Lake, British Columbia, Weekly Report, Oct 14-20, 2018

October 22, 2018

In addition to the 8 leadership volunteers from Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta we had 7 weekly volunteers from Alberta and BC.

At Jim and Sue Carlson’s home some finishing work was done on the venting and siding.  The crews going to Hanceville will often count the logging trucks they pass on their hour plus drive and the record this week was 18 trucks.  Logging is obviously a big industry in the Cariboo Region.

At Sandi Chilton’s house the garage opening was reframed and the door was installed with automatic openers.  The vinyl plank flooring has been completed in all rooms.  The basement stairway was built, walls for laundry room and mechanical room were built and central vacuum was installed.  A wheelchair ramp was built in the garage to go in the house and also one to go from the deck to the ground.  The kitchen cabinets were finished with door handles and sink.  The main bathroom tiles around tub were installed and grouted, the 3piece tub was caulked, and the vanity was put together.  Door handles and locks were installed to 3 outside doors and 3 inside doors. Baseboard & trim were just shy of completion due to not finding the correct air return registers. Nail holes were filled and one last coat of paint was applied.

At Rita Petrin’s house, the other half of the metal roof was redone to put on the water shield membrane first. The soffit, facia and siding were also finished.   The vinyl plank flooring was completed and most of the baseboard installed with nail holes puttied and painted.  Some kitchen cabinets were hung.  5 doors were installed and a railing was started.

After a great supper (which it is always, thanks to our wonderful cooks) there was humour and laughter during reporting of job site activities. At a devotional we were reminded again of how our many talents are needed to complete an MDS house.