NOLA Day 7 - 5/2/08

Submitted by mikeryan on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 9:27pm

Friday was our last work day. This one was, again, helping out a FUUNO church member, who is having a new home built by Habitat for Humanity:


Habitat for Humanity 


We worked on the framing inside:

NOLA Day 6 - 5/1/08

Submitted by mikeryan on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 8:58pm

Thursday morning we continued our drywalling and firestopping in the Ninth Ward. Sorry, looks like I didn't get any more photos... In the afternoon, we returned to JazzFest. First up: Randy Newman, who performed a great set - of course, Lousiana 1927 was featured, but he also had some good new material. Including the audience participatory I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It).

NOLA Day 5 - 4/30/08

Submitted by mikeryan on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 8:12pm

So, that Wednesday we moved on the the Lower Ninth Ward. A group called is working on rebuilding homes in the most heavily devastated neighborhood in New Orleans, and we did our small part Wednesday and Thursday. Here's the house we were working on:


House in Lower Ninth Ward


NOLA Day 3 - 4/28/08

Submitted by mikeryan on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 8:17pm

So, on Monday we got down to work. The volunteers gathered at FUUNO, and split into three groups. One group worked at the church, and one went to another location that I don't recall. Here are some before photos at the church (afraid I didn't get any after), where they are building a commercial kitchen (you can see the sanctuary through the framing in the last photo):

NOLA day 2 - 4/27/08

Submitted by mikeryan on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 7:36pm

On to our 2nd day in New Orleans (at this rate, I should have the week finished by Christmas!). First thing, of course, we visited Cafe du Monde (no visit to NOLA is complete without a plate of their beignets, wallowing through ankle-deep powdered sugar).

NOLA day 1 - 4/26/08

Submitted by mikeryan on Mon, 05/12/2008 - 7:39pm

Sarah and I got back a week ago from a week in New Orleans, and I've finally got a little time to start writing about it. Arlington Street Church, where Sarah is very active, has a partner church in NOLA - First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, in the Broadmoor neighborhood. She's a member of the PC3 (Partner Church Coordinating Committee), which organizes regular trips to help rebuild.

Arizona Day 3

Submitted by mikeryan on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 6:31pm

Another day, another ball game. More typical of early spring training - the Rangers beat the Royals, something like 15-7.

Must be in the front row!

Action photos - a little "Oops" there on the left...