We left Baytown, TX at 3 pm CST on Saturday and arrived home at 11 am EST on Sunday. That was a 19 hour drive with very little stopping. Our friend JD did alot of the driving. Me and Billy went straight to bed once we got home, even before unpacking the truck.
Friday, September 19, 2008
On Sunday afternoon we started our move to Baytown, TX. It is very near Houston. We arrived on site Monday morning. The town of Baytown did not get alot of damage but is mostly without power.We have 3 different NCBM feeding units on this site. This is the first time I have seen Red Cross and NCBM working side by side on the serving line. People can walk up to get food.... or they can drive up. This lady from Denver, NC cooked porkchops all day right outside my office. They smelled so good.
Billy is doing maintenance and I am doing administration. We both have been working very hard. I have been too tired at night to do any blogging.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Billy & I left home Thursday night and headed for Houma, Louisiana. We stopped in Lugoff, SC and spent the night. Friday morning we were redirected to Camp Living Waters near Hammond, LA. were the NC team was being evacuated. We arrived at 6:30 and just in time for supper. After a good nights rest we went on down to Houma to retrieve these two bladder tanks that did not get moved Friday. We saw some flooding on the way down and back. Lots of water everywhere but the road was high and dry.We had some tire trouble on the trailer on the way back but got back in time for supper. The unofficial word is that we are going to Texas but haven't heard where in Texas.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
My Aunt Barbara Jo called today and said she had a little sewing project she wanted to do. Of course I have plenty of fabric so I told her to come on over and see what she could find. She wanted to make Ditty Bags for the Anchor House Mission in Pametto, FL. One thing you need to know is that my aunt knows how to get people to do things. I sewed the bags.... and she pressed. We made 8 bags in about 30 minutes. Then I gave her some more fabric and she went over to my neighbor, Violet's house and they made 8 more bags. This is what they look like.
If you would like to made some to send to the mission go to their website and click on Ditty Bag Program. Barbara Jo plans to send some Walmart gift cards to purchase goodies to go in the bags.
Here is what else has been going on.
Me and my mother Mildred have been volunteering at Faith Christian Ministries. Here Mildred, Tony and Brenda sort clothes in preparation for the bag sale coming up. This has turned out to be a great place to volunteer (good fringe benefits, if you know what I mean, all you thrift shopaholics) We were scheduled to go to MS on Labor Day for Hurricane Gustav but the Baptist Men decided they needed Billy here more. He has been on the phone a lot, worked on Baptist Men equipment and carried and set up this shower unit in Clinton in preparation for Hurricane Hanna, which fortunately wasn't needed. My quilt bee, Rachel's Remants, is having a quilt showing at Via Cappuccino in Rocky Mount. Last Thursday night we had a opening reception. That blue and yellow star quilt is one of mine. The lovely ladies are Linda, Ramona and Maryann.
Some time tomorrow afternoon we will be heading to Houma, LA to help with the feeding/recovery efforts there. We will be gone about one week. Check back daily for updates.