Sunday, October 30, 2005

Aloha todos this is Max. I have the photo albums all set and ready to go, so take a look .
This is the link: http://photobucket.com/albums/c236/06homebase/


p.s. congrats to the guys waterpolo team on winning the gold, state champs 06

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Ceiling Stomping

October, 14 While working hard to finish nailing the shingles onto the roof of the garage, Mr. Beck asked me a question, "How is your Spanish Danny?". I thought that was quite an odd question because it was so out of the blue. I told him that my Spanish was understandable but not amazing and then he asked me to follow him. So I followed him down the roof and up to the upstairs of the house that was being built. Up there were three
men covered from head to toe in what looked like white paint from stomping inthe ceiling texture. Mr. Beck then asked me to talk to them. I felt very awkward at first but when they realized that I could speak Spanish they warmed up to us. I had already put my Spanish to use last summer when I helped build homes in Mexico.
Before long, one of the guys had shown me and some other students what he was doing and how to do it. Then he handed me his stamping pole and told me try it. So I grabbed the pole and rammed the sponge end of it up at the ceiling like he had shown me, however I rammed it way to hard and a ton of the white paint stuff splattered down all over my face, hair, and shoulders. It was pretty funny and as I did a few rows I began to get the hang of it. By the time I was finished, I had white paint all over me. I thought that it was really cool to be able to have the opportunity to learn a skill as fun as this and it felt good to connect with people like those guys that I otherwise would never have met.

Danny Mack

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

First Day On Site


The first day on site was exciting. First we all got out toolbelts and checked out all of our new cool toys. Then we learned how to roof and got into 2 groups. One group was working on the roof and the other on the siding. It was a lot of fun and great to finally start working.

Ryan Dew

Our HOME BASE Team


Our HOME BASE Team. After our first day on site.