The Final Countdown

Hey y’all!

First off, this is my last blog during my AmeriCorps term. BUT the good news is: I’m doing a second term as a Worksite Manager at Project Homecoming next year, so I’ll still be around buildin’ houses and writin’ blogs!

toothbrush kitten

SMIRO UPDATE:
Good ol’ Miro St. is coming along great! We started to put up the siding today and it’s amazing to think about how far we’ve already come since we started (a far cry from when we were doing demo and trying to keep the house from falling down back in May).

Shoutout to my awesome volunteers from the second half of SYMP:
-Webster Presbyterian on interior framing and sheathing
-First Presbyterian Bentonville on ceiling joists and Tyvek housewrap
-First Presbyterian Iowa City on blocking and caulking (an accidental rhyme!)
-New Life SDA Fellowship on siding prep and siding

Thanks to everyone for your hard work!!

high fice black kitten

So since it’s the end of the year, I wanted to do a reflection on my experience as a first year Wokrsite Manager and I obviously wanted to include cats so I therefore I present:

THINGS I LEARNED (OR RELEARNED) THIS YEAR [[WITH CATS]]

(original title I know…they can’t all be winners)

-Hoard your Sharpies

sharpie kitten

Seriously, where do they all go?

-If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right

entergy kitten

It’s always worth it to scrap something if you’re doing it wrong, in favor of doing it better!

-Think like a raindrop

rain kitten

Start from the bottom and work your way up (like that Drake song) so that you overlap on top and provide a surface that rain will want to roll right off of

-If you’re thirsty it’s too late

thirsty kitten

Hydration is key! Drink water before you’re thirsty.

-Work smarter, not harder

smart kitten

Try to figure out the easiest way to do something instead of just doing the first thing that pops into your head, which will usually be harder (especially if you overthink everything like me)

LASTLY: my fellow AmeriCorps from this year are great!

kitten americorps

Y’all are all wonderful and I’ll miss you!!

(heart eyes cat emoji)

XO
Leslie

PS- ~*~*~*~*~*~*~See you on the other side~*~*~*~*~*~*~