Demolition for all! – By Kyle Halat

Build Day 4 – Spartanburg, S.C.

I awoke this morning to Susan saying that I got up late, but I tossed and turned all night. Even though I was tired and had a hard time getting up, I was excited because it was a work day. I had breakfast quickly and waited for Ryan to finish up a radio interview. After he finished with the interview, we went over to the work site to hang dry wall.

When we got to the house we were given the option of moving to a second work site.
• House One – Miss Goldie  = Demo Ceiling and hang dry wall
• House Two – Miss Nancy  = Demo kitchen sink and rotten floor. Paint front porch and kitchen walls.

Personally I chose choice two because so many people were already working at the first house. Brett, Aaron, Ryan, and I went to the second house. We met local volunteers Don and John who was there to help us out with the demolition and work load. Don is a contractor that has worked at the site previously to fix Miss Nancy’s bathroom. The demolition was quite easy. The more that I work with my team, the easier it becomes for me to learn. Even with an injured hand, Aaron still did amazing work with the demolition and was extremely happy to do so. Kelli was so impressed with how much fun Aaron was having, she joined in to help demolish the rotten floor boards.

Between 11 a.m. and Noon, we had two separate local news groups there. The interviews went really well and I enjoyed talking with each of the news group. We even had one group eat lunch with us as we talked. Thanks to Sharon McFalls’ team for providing delicious food.

After lunch, we went back to our respective work sites. Brett and I painted outside the house. Meanwhile, Aaron, Donand John worked on the painting of the kitchen. Each group succeeded in working on schedule, accomplishing as much as we could get done.

The other group of Ivan, Susan, Chris and Steve successfully completed the work over at Miss Goldie’s house. They demolished the roof and then hung new dry wall up. It was Steve’s first full day with the bike trip and we are glad to have him.

After the work was over, we went to the pool to do laundry and share in the game of “Swing Frisbee.” The object of the game is for a group of two or three people on a swing-set to try to catch a Frisbee thrown at a distance of  40-plus feet by another group of people. It is a lot harder than it sounds because of the constant movement. Ryan was the winner, catching it twice, and I caught it once.

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  • Awww…This video made me laugh and really miss you guys. I am praying for you and I hope you are having a great trip! Can’t wait for next year and if anyone is at the Memorial Build in Indy I am hoping to be there!


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