Work began bright and early again at 7:30 on St. Anthony of Padua's Convent House. Xavier and Gilbert finished up scraping paint off the beautiful staircase. This will really add a lot to the beauty of the interior. Jack worked with Gowanda Jim extensively on dry-walling and mudding the second floor. With one more coat of mud tomorrow and sanding, most of the second floor should be ready for paint Friday. Phil worked exclusively with Dave from SC on installing electrical sockets and light fixtures today.
The group worked until 3:30 this afternoon. Then they got cleaned up and headed to Eastminster Presbyterian Church (http://www.eastminster.com/) in Simpsonville for dinner. This wonderful church hosted our volunteers last Spring Break. Their space includes a gym and full size kitchen. It was wonderful spending time with the people of the church tonight! They put on a spread of assorted Mexican cuisine as we shared stories of BonaResponds. After the dinner we joined the church members for a wonderful vespers gathering which included scripture readings, video, and song. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable evening! This congregation has been so open to our organization and we look forward to keeping in touch with them in the future!
More updates to follow tomorrow! There is still a lot of work to complete!