Our group was at a house with a family ¬†of five living in a one bedroom house. The little girl that lived there was four years old and absolutely adorable. She was so excited to have us there it was hard to keep her away from the construction site. The owner of the house had a husband who recently passed away and was in dire need of a bathroom renovation. There are no words to truly describe the state of this bathroom. To say the least the little girl was afraid to go in there before we started working on it because she thought she would fall through the floor. It was a mess, and as we began demo on the bathroom we realized that because the house was so old we couldn’t salvage anything and had to strip all of the old floors, walls, ceilings, shower, and toilet – all of it had to go. This job was quickly becoming more complex as we discovered more and more of the problems that were lying under the floor. After carrying all of the rubble we collected from ripping apart the bathroom, we began the renovation. We were crawling around the muddy ¬†floors putting wood to support the new floor and laughing with the carpenters. It smelled awful in what was left of the bathroom but we still were having fun with our project. Perhaps the highlight of the day however, was when the carpenters decided to mess with Andrew. We were putting in support beams when the carpenter asked Andrew to go find something called a “board stretcher.” Andrew, who is clearly quite naive about construction work and tools, went looking for this thing for a good half an hour before asking for help from one of the other carpenters. Bob fortunately clued him in that no such object exists which then Andrew proceeded to realize that the carpenters and our group were getting a great laugh at his expense. He was a good sport about it however and we all laughed about it later that night. The other group’s day was boring compared to the things we encountered in our adventure today. I’m just kidding, their day was pretty sweet like pancakes. They built a house. Which is pretty cool I suppose…