home sweet home

Happy Sunday all. Hope you had a great weekend.

I had a wonderful weekend for sure. I didn't do too much but my Saturday definitely was enough of a great day to last me for awhile.

Ten of my coworker friends and I volunteered Saturday for Habitat for Humanity DC. We worked in a Habitat community in Northeast finishing up a couple of the last homes in that neighborhood. My team (dubbed "The A Team" by our team leader, who works for AmeriCorps) worked on finishing up drywall in the basement of a home. And by finishing I mean measuring, cutting and hanging the actual drywall - no messing around (my muscles still hurt a little!).  We worked on this all day but it was more than satisfying. It felt good to contribute to the walls of someone's actual home. We got to meet the future homeowner, too, which made the experience all the better.

When I was in high school a friend of mine lived in a Habitat house. His Dad had taken off and left the family with little to nothing and I remember how happy my friend was that people dedicated their time to give them that house. Since then I've always wanted to volunteer and I'm happy that I got the opportunity Saturday. It was work but it was also a lot of fun. I highly recommend.

Have a great week everyone!

{photo by yyellowbird}


March 29, 2010 at 3:53 AM Jessica said...

Isn't Habitat awesome? I will get involved with them again when I return to the States for sure! Wanted to let you know I posted a blog award up today and have passed it on to you! Enjoy!!

March 29, 2010 at 7:40 PM Anna said...

Thanks lady!! You rock :)

Habitat is great isn't it?! I really didn't expect to enjoy it so much!! Definitely a must-do again down the road. Happy Monday!!

March 30, 2010 at 10:21 AM Every Little Counts said...

wow i am impressed! you are truly awesome!

March 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM Anna said...

Aww thanks Amy. It was really great and I definitely want to do it again soon!

March 31, 2010 at 5:07 PM Pin said...

That's awesome! I volunteered with Habitat when I was in college, and you've inspired me to get involved again!