this photo is of a group of volunteers dismantling a shelf that was too heavy to move.... without a forklift. the thing must have weighed 300 lb!! two of the volunteers are high school boys whose parents want them to keep busy over the summer. they get credit toward ReStore purchases for volunteer time worked. so far they've each taken home a cool chair for their bedrooms. 3 more (not all in pic) are summer students hired by a business that supports Habitat. they didn't have a job for the students for 2 days, so 'volunteered' them over to me. not what the kids had signed on for, exactly, as the firm that hired them does accounting.... but they were pretty good natured about it all.
this building currently has a greasy dirt floor and a very old wood burning stove in the corner for heat. i'm beating the bushes for a furnace and donations of building materials to put in a sturdy (and clean!!!!) wood floor. then it'll house the ReStore's appliance and furniture sales.
volunteers have been stupendous, and i have a summer student on staff now.... till fall.... then? ....sufficient unto the day are the troubles thein. i'll worry about that when it comes.
just had a fellow bring in two beautiful old pump organs yesterday.... will post a picture when i have one....
had my first kayaking lesson a while ago... am now the proud owner of my very own wetsuit (no pictures forthcoming... it's not a pretty sight) and am going for a second run this evening.