All I Really Need to Know, I Learned While Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Courtenay, BC Canada


What “I” learned while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.
You get to wear cool pink helmets.
Your hot pink tool belt has a compartment for your hot pink lip gloss.
John is not
 the only stud.
These are toe nails. 
So are these.
This is a header.
 As is this.
This is a crown.
So is this.
A hammer stapler works best if
you hammer with the correct side.
Measure twice.
Cut once. 
                              Being on the roof is scary.
This should be scary!
One volunteer…  good.
Two volunteers… better.
Six volunteers… the best.
Hammering is fun,
 unless 
you 
 hit 
your thumb, 
 not once,
 but,
 twice, resulting in 
  going to your
brother-in-law, Shenley’s house
so, he can take a sterilized needle and, 
drill not one, not two but, three, yes, drill three holes into your thumb nail 
in order to relieve
 the pressure and, 
take away the pain.

 Shelley and John
PS: John’s thumb after our second day.


2 thoughts on “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned While Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Courtenay, BC Canada

  1. I loved this Shelley. We built a house with our own hands once…it was very hard and painful! You are a very generous woman to work on this project. I hope someone told you thank you.bhttp://www.retireinstyleblog.com

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