Day 27: Build day in Little Rock! We got to the site and found out we would be working on re-roofing an existing Habitat for Humanity house. Roofing is something that I had NO experience with, so I was ready to try something new! We got in the van and headed to the build site.
The only bad thing about the day was being on the roof when the temperature was in the upper 90s and the sun was beating down on us. We took shifts of about 30-45 minutes on the roof so that we wouldn’t get dehydrated or overheated.
The Little Rock Habitat for Humanity affiliate was great to us! A construction leader named John was one of the best we’ve had yet! He had some pretty funny quotes too, for example, “It’s hotter than a goat’s ass in a pepper patch”. Not sure what that means exactly.
At the end of the day, I got stuck in the second shuttle back to the host site, which means I had to sit around and wait for the van to come back and pick us up after dropping the first group off. Obviously, being in the second shuttle isn’t desirable… Except when another Habitat leader comes to the site and offers you a post-workday ice cold beer!!!! We chanted “second group, second group!” as we drank our beers.
We all went to bed early because we had another 4am morning before a 100-mile day to Clarksville.