A team of us drove out there in the morning and stayed til about 2pm.
The team as a whole met various needs such as:
- painting the exterior of the building (well... more like priming, we'll have to go back to paint)
- Dug up their lawn to fix their sprinkler system
- Repaired some of the parking lot light fixtures
It was definitely a blessing to be apart of, however... I was having the most off day!! I was a hot mess pretty much the entire time.
First of all,
I was sent to the car to get some supplies, I was handed Michael Bustillos' car keys (the car I drove to the church in) and then walked into the parking only to spend 10 minutes trying to get into someone else's car... completely different type of car mind you, the only ounce of justification I have for my idiocy was that it was the same color haha
After that I was volunteered to run to the store to get more supplies (no need for explanation as to why 'I' was volunteered to make the run) It took me an hour in Lowes to figure out the difference between a 1/2"x 3/4" Tee/no Thread/Adjuster/transformer... I finally asked the guy, you think he'd be used to girls looking aimlessly for stuff in there.
ok, so I get back to the church, only to realize that I didn't purchase PVC cement for all the PVC I just purchase... GREAT! I humbly handed the MEN the bag and told them I'd be back.
When I returned I decided I would just sit and paint... what harm could I do to just stand and paint? right?... wrong, I found a way.
As I was painting the trim to a window, I was so focused on not getting paint on the window seal that I was not noticing the bucket of paint I was spilling ALL over the sidewalk :(
Thank God is was water-based paint... but wait! There's more. I quickly ran to get a hose to clean up the mess. Without thinking any of my steps through (of course) I turn on the hose full blast... I swallowed my stomach as I watched the spilled paint from the sidewalk now getting splashed onto the BRAND NEW fence... different color paint mind you.
I spent the next hour cleaning off the fence, scrubbing the sidewalk, and avoiding all eye contact possible...
It was definitely just ONE of those days :(
overall... a church, a pastor, a community, and a team of servants were blessed!
so I'll stop complaining.
Ps. we are going back to that church to finish up some things, so if you are interested in helping out, hollah!!