Farewell to Habitat

Posted on 22 May 2010

I mentioned yesterday that the sod for the lawn had been delivered, but that a lot of dirt needed to be moved to level the yard before that project could begin. Well today we moved the dirt and started laying the lawn.

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The crew from Indiana left at Noon to head for the Florida beaches, so before they left we got started on the concrete pad for the back stairs into the house. I pretty much leveled, surfaced and edged that piece single handedly and it looked pretty good if I do say so myself. In the afternoon I went over to another site on Louisa Ave and helped them pour and finish the sidewalk there.

Tomorrow I will probably head over to morning Call for Beignets and Coffee one last time and then hit the road. I’m still not sure where i am headed, but i think i will give myself a day or two to get back into road trip mode. If the riding is good and I am back in the groove, i will stick with the original route, if not I can always head for home at any point.

I really will miss New Orleans. I have worked harder here than I have for years and feel as though I have really made a contribution and left something tangible that hopefully will enrich the lives of others. Once I get settled back in CT I will see what I can do to work with them on a local basis as they really do seem to do good work. I really do leave with mixed emotions. I feels great to have been here and to have given something back to a town where I had some great times prior to Katrina but it is hard to leave when there is so much work that still needs to be done here. Hopefully I will be able to return at some point in the future.


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