Volunteering for Samaritan’s Purse: Georgia clean-up wrap-up…

My volunteer crew finished up their last day of work volunteering for Samaritan’s Purse here in Augusta today.  This deployment was full of all sorts of new roles and experiences for my tribe since the kids had had birthdays since we were in Oklahoma last June – as a minor, you are restricted in what […]

Volunteering in Georgia: Our Week…

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Volunteering in Georgia… Vaughn and the bigs on the ice storm cleanup crew. Looks like trouble to me! Beth running the skidsteer.  Beth. Like I said, Trouble!  😉 Getting pointers from the guys.  She did great! Hope we’re at the correct address!!!The team leader sent Vaughn and the kids down first to make sure they […]

Samaritan’s Purse volunteering: Cleaning up in Augusta, GA… ;)

We have been in Augusta, Georgia for a week now.  It took us an extra day to find a campground, but we love where we ended up staying, and it has been the perfect place to base camp out of for my Samaritan’s Purse volunteering tribe. Vaughn, Beth, Jake, and Thomas have been going in […]

Our trip down to Moore last month was different than our other disaster relief stints in quite a few ways, and we found out lots of things that we would do differently (like sending Eli off a few days just to take more pics/footage).  Anyway, he put together a slide show, with what he had, to show last Sunday […]

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Leaving before the job is done…

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3 weeks seemed like such a long time!  But it has flown by, and it’s time for us to put away the gloves and chainsaws (and Sharpie markers), and wrap up our time in Moore. The littles are going to miss all the frogs and toads they have been finding around here!On Tuesday, the littles and I […]

Today…

Just a quick note since I’m too tired to blog; besides, Beth already did it! LOL! The littles and I were without a vehicle today since Eli and Beth took the van to work with the clean up crew.  Vaughn, Jake, and Thomas, took the truck to return the skidsteer to the rental store, then caught […]

Ramblings from the rubble…

~~warning… rambling tangent 😉  I will readily admit that I have a hard time, each time that I blog about Moore.  There is so much that I want to share with you, but I have a tough time knowing how much is enough, and how much is too much.  I have shared some of the downfalls […]

Steep learning curve…more disaster relief volunteering…

But there is a reason for everything, even in disaster relief volunteering! Today was a busy, and interesting day for us… Vaughn, Jake, Thomas, Daniel, and Joel, worked one last day with the bobcat.  It was humid and hot again today (but it’s going to get down into the high 80s in the next couple days […]

Still here doing tornado cleanup efforts

We’re still plugging away!   The day started out with one of the kids leaving the door open to let in the cool 7am morning air…which also let OUT Molly and Caleb, who went out looking for toads (which are all over when it’s cool out).  They found the mud puddle outside of the camper instead… Eli […]

eye opening reality…the dark side of disaster relief…

Yesterday was a busy day for us down here in OK.   And this week has been a little bit of a lesson on the dark side of disaster relief! LOL! Wednesday, Vaughn spent the day shadowing an assessor for SP.  Their assessors go around to the different homes of people who have asked SP to come […]