Great first day on site!
07.11.2014 - 07.21.2014
We're finally in Romania! It is so nice to return back to my summer home and see all my friends at Habitat Beius. The drive from Budapest to Beius was so familiar yesterday and so wonderful. I'm privilege to be able to come back and visit my Romanian family in Beius every summer.
We had a great meal last night with introductions from Florin and Marcel from the affiliate and then of course we had to watch the a World Cup!
This morning we woke up bright and early and were on site for safety introductions and the morning meeting. We then paused for a quick group photo.
Today we were building with the Turle Family in Buntesti, a town about 20km from Beius. Dumitru, the father, worked on site with us all day today and his wife Nicoleta brought us over wonderful "cheesy bread" at the end of the day. The Turles have two children, Darius (7 years old) and Diana (4 months old). Darius came to visit his dad on site a few times today.
Dumitru's habitat house is almost done and you could tell he was so proud of all the work that he and many volunteers (led by the talented and amazing Habitat Beius staff) have done over the past few months. We had a crew taping and mudding the walls inside and another crew outside applying the soffits to the house. It was a packed day!
So now let me introduce you to my team!!!
Landon Basner from Alaska
Ralph Basner from Alaska
Dennis Hope, aka Old Dennis, from Illinois
Brandy Johnson from California
Sarah Kamp from Texas
Kyle Kinder from Texas
Logan Kinder from Texas
Dennis Langley, aka Young Dennis, from Illinois
Joel Rowland from California
Dave Tirsell from Michigan
And of course your leader, Katie Boland from Connecticut (with my buddy Nelu)
Now it's off to dinner! Thank you to the Habitat Beius site for being wonderful and patient teachers on site. I have a lot of new habitat folks on my team who came away from the day feeling accomplished and proud - and that's all from the help of you!
I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings us!