Habitat for Humanity – Sumter, SC: Day 4

Hey y’all. I honestly think by the end of this week I’m going to be speaking with a southern accent. This post is going to be one of my shorter ones, but I don’t want y’all to think that means we didn’t get a lot done.

Today was an extremely hard day of work, but definitely rewarding. We were all super tired from being out in the sun all day yesterday, so waking up this morning was quite rough. We got to the site and basically just picked up where we left off.

The whole group was more or less working on building the walls, both exterior and interior. This involved doing our favourite kind of hammering, “toenailing.” It’s such an aggravating kind of hammering but once you get it done properly, you just feel so accomplished.

Next was lunch time! We had members from the local realtor board host us for lunch today, and we were super thankful. We got a little awry when they said they brought us “swamp meat,” but we were all taken away once we had our first bite; we asked if we could have the recipe since it was so good. At lunch, we got to go into a Habitat home that was build by my peers last year, and it was such a rewarding experience. It also put into perspective how big the house actually was, and what our work would look like when it’s complete.

After lunch, we just continued to build the walls, connecting our jacks and kings, T-pieces, and finishing it off with the nails. It was a big change from yesterday, where we went from scorching hot weather to overcast with a little breeze.

Overall, today was an extremely productive day and I’m super proud of all of our team. We’re such a strong, passionate, hard-working bunch and I’m happy to call them my best best friends already. (So sappy) Anyways, time to get ready for dinner hosted by another community member. Have a great night!