"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Monday, November 24, 2014

Week 13- That's gonna leave a mark.

We could do without another week like this. Building went ok, excluding Saturday when we were pushed out by the rain and sleet causeing our power tools to trip the breakers again. Super glad I invested in my Muck boots!

What made this week rough: injuries.

Tuesday night Jeremiah Baker was on the roof of house 8 when he accidentally shot a nail through his knee. He basically toenailed his joint in place, blowing a quarter sized hole through the weight baring portion of his femur. 
It isn't pretty. It took 5 guys to carefully get him off the roof and to the ER. He had surgery in the middle of the night, and will have another surgery in about a month to place a cadaver plug into his bone. He won't be working until February, which is terrible for our group, but even worse for the Baker's. We are all trying to get in extra hours to donate to their family.

Then on Saturday, first thing in the morning, Dallas was lifting a compressor to move a hose when suddenly he just dropped to the floor. After an exam from our PA friend, we feel confidant it is just a muscle injury in his back. Dallas has spent the better part of two days laying on either the bed or the couch. He will for sure be unable to work on the house for the upcoming week, and we are hoping he will feel good enough the next week to start building again. 

In the meantime we are feeling very blessed by family, friends, and ward members who have stepped up to help us get our required hours on the houses. We cannot do this alone.

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