A few different projects that had been lingering for several weeks came to a conclusion over the past 2 weeks. Cathy and Karen completed a review (with a little help from Jahaziel) of the irrigation zones and ensured all the heads were functioning and pointing in the right direction. Dave and Ken managed to work out a solution to a persistent drain blockage in the new Pre-school room. It was more involved than we had hoped for, since they had to cut a slice through the sidewalk only to find a 6” diameter root that ran straight down the channel they had just cut out. Despite the setbacks, the drain was installed and this problem eliminated for now. But the most exciting accomplishment was one we didn’t actually do. Dave had worked to arrange the donation of a new vinyl floor for the school’s lunchroom. With this change, they would be able to serve hot lunches. When we got the call that the installer would arrive early on Easter Saturday morning, the room was quickly transformed. Several of us had worked hard to remove the old carpet and it was a thrill to see the new floor go down and finish the job.
Cathy used much of her time off to complete 3 more panels for the boat’s enclosure. However, she did break away long enough to see a “Living Last Supper” presentation at Fort Caroline UMC that was excellent. Dave joined the rest of the Nomads and some church members for a trip to the Florida UM Children’s Home in Enterprise FL. This location hosts Nomads projects as well, so it gave him a chance to see the beautiful facility, learn about the programs they offer and see what the campground looks like for the Nomads. (And there was food there of course too.)
We also joined the Spanish congregation one Saturday to celebrate a young man’s 10th birthday. This was a significant celebration, since it was his first birthday party. He had a wonderful time, as did the rest of us.