Saturday, May 9, 2009

further trash house news...

it's been a few days since we basically completed the project in saxonburg!!!!! we are still going to put some plants and mulch in and then try to visit sandy on a weekly basis- hoping to gain her trust and friendship so that we can help her clean out the garage. here is that mess before we got the door closed- it really looks like this.

the entire garage is like this shot.

- mostly avon boxes- FULL of avon products and jewelry.

we had a wonderful work crew on tues. people just kept coming- lots of interest in the items we put out for sale. notice the cars lined up on the road- it was like that off and on all day.
we made $100.00 for sandy and she also sold a piece of lawn equipment for another $100.00. we worked from 9:00 am 'til 7:30 pm. i made lots of new friends- people who truly cared- not to judge, but realized that this woman needs help- in more than one area.
these are all "before" and "after" shots - i will take some more of the" gravel spreading in the rain "project (the next evening) when i go back this next week. a few scouts cleaned her gutters and their leader mowed (in the rain) and 3 more of us shoveled a pile of gravel around the driveway and over landscaping material and in between 7 pavers that we put down. what a transformation- photos on that later.
these are "before" of the breezeway...

the "after" shot- lots of hard work and pitching... notice my mask- we had to wear those when we did that porch.

we had to put cardboard down because of the mud. the next evening , we put material down and spread gravel. were we tired??? i realized all 62 years of my body after that project was done.

4 comments:

  1. holy cow!!! that is amazing!

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  2. quite a transformation mom!

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  3. wow! what an energizer bunny you are! you should be the head of that woman's committee!

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  4. You are an amazing person, mom! To think that you were the person behind bringing the community together and getting this accomplishied! You should feel so proud! I am in awe by you...

    You probably considered this a vacation just like you considered it one when you were donating blood! :(

    Where's the picture with you and Sandy together?

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