Saturday, August 27, 2011

All the Work, None of the Glory...

Last Saturday it was an Eagle project. This week it was a ward service project to commemorate the 75th year of the church welfare program. I love our ward...good hard working people who pitch up with gloves, tools and smiling faces when asked to, give it their all and expect nothing more in return than the satisfaction of being part of a great work.

The project was actually three different jobs. The first was to clean up a dismantled barn.

The second was to clean up a LOT of accumulated stuff for a family that has lived in the valley for a long time. I'm not sure anyone really knew what they were getting into... kind of like hearing the unexpected "surprise, I'm pregnant*". 

The smiling faces will confirm this, but I didn't hear a single whine or complaint all day. 

 The third job was to clear old insulation out of a basement. It was definitely not a pleasant job, but do you see any frowny faces here?

Back at the barn, the crew was making good progress getting all the walls, beams and roofing materials separated and cut into smaller manageable pieces.

 Who says power tools are just for guys? You go, girlfriend! 

 One man's junk is another man's treasure, no?

Returning to the second project, things were shaping up nicely too. 

I love the way that everyone helped...old and young, weak and strong, boy and girl...that's the way to get things done!

Someone told them they shouldn't look like they were having too much fun...haha.. FAIL!

 Way more organized than before. 

 Yay!! All done!  Nobody was seeking any glory, but I say this young woman should get the hardest worker award for the day! Everywhere I turned, she was lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying more than her weight! Props to you, you rock!!!

(Note: to see the entire unedited set of photos, click here).


Susan Anderson said...

Looks like a pretty neat bunch!


Jane Patrick said...

I could have used that truck tire!