Tuesday, October 22, 2013


So during the shutdown we were on campus doing community service in the local towns. We were sent out on our projects after it ended and have been here since Saturday. We are still Iowa but working at a YMCA camp in Coggon. We are basically doing projects that the Maintence guy has but doesn't have enough time in the world to get them done himself. This camp reminds me so much of the summer camp I worked at. A little bigger but still the same atmosphere. I just love being at camp. Yesterday I drove the tractor all day for work. I was hauling things to the burn pile and pulling roots out of the ground.

It's already snowing here today. First day. :/ gonna be a cold couple weeks working. 

Only a few more weeks and I will be back in Michigan for a while.  

My view of the day. 

One of the roots we pulled out and I put on the burn pile. 
At the YMCA camp 

Pouring concrete at a job site in Vinton Iowa. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Omaha to Vinton

We finished up our time in omaha Nebraska by building more houses and moving more furniture. 

We have been on transition for a week now and were supposed to depart for our next project today, Friday but because of the government partial shutdown, they legally cannot send people out to start their service if they are already on campus. So for the time being, we are working here in Vinton, IA. The campus has a two week contingency plan for us and we will be staying in vinton for that amount of time. 

We were supposed to go to a YMCA camp in Iowa, only about 45 minutes from our base campus. We would be doing maintenance, painting their dining hall, and doing stump grinding. Hopefully we will be able to spend some time there and help the camp out. We will just have to wait and see. 

Oh, I was in the paper again in omaha. Just a little sentence but my pictures in their! :)