Tuesday, March 18, 2008

going to voicemail

Yesterday was demo day. I was so happy to see everything some together! These fine young men tore everything down in 6 hours! It had taken a regular crew 3 day's.

It was so nice to see these young men come out and support the veterans. I don't think they all volunteered, but they all had a good time.

I kept them wired on Monster and I fed them, so what more could they ask for.

Amber and Nikki volunteered to come out and help and they both did an awesome job. Amber was on camera duty and Nikki .....well she got shoved out of her job.

Nikki was in there sweeping and the marines would always take her broom from her. Then Nikki got a tile scrapper and the marines took that from her. I found out later in the day that one of the marines who was in charge told told the other marines that if they saw Nikki working that they would get in trouble.

We had one older gentlemen show and no one knew who he was. this gentlemen showed up with his tools and just started working. So I went up and introduced myself. It turns out that someone down at base sent him the e mail about what we were doing and he wanted to come out and help, since he was a retired marine.

Today I am still sore and I have a ton of house work to get done. I was lazy all weekend and gone yesterday, so everything has piled up for 4 days now.

I have managed to get our entry way, the living room, and one bathroom cleaned. The laundry is started, and there is still a ton of other stuff to do.

Today I am sending most of my calls to voice mail. I just have so much that I need to get done. I told Rusty that I would actually cook dinner for him, since he has not had a home cooked meal since last Wednesday.

I need to get busy and I am still sore from yesterday. Here is the link to photobucket account that I set up for demo day. So if you would like to see Americas finest at work go check it out.

http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c287/noonmom/vfwpost1508/

13 comments:

nolefan38 said...

Great job.................. what's the password for the pics?????    Sherry

nolefan38 said...

Ok lolo it worked that time............... God Bless all of you, you are great , Sherry

lv2trnscrb said...

those were fantastic pictures!! wow, I'm amazed how fast they worked; it was so touching about that retired marine showing up to help (okay, I admit, I cried a bit when I read that part)

betty

lanurseprn said...

These are great pictures. I think it's funny that they wouldn't let your daughter work LOL!
Pam

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, great pictures !!!!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))Awsome pic.I am glad they all came out to help you,even the retired man.Thats great.Maybe you should take a nice hot relaxing buble bath.I hope the sorness goes away.

deshelestraci said...

Great work!  Great photos!  Girl, you live a life to be proud of!
Traci

helmswondermom said...

I loved the slide show.  Glad you got all that accomplished.  Now I hope you get some rest and enjoy having Rusty home.
Lori

am4039 said...

yes it sounds like you have been very very busy.

nelishianatl said...

There's no way I remotely keep up with you.  Thanks for the pics of the guys.  I always feel so proud of them when you talk about them.  Makes me smile.

Nelishia

ukgal36 said...

well done! great job by all..especially you mama marine...;-)
Lyn
http://journals.aol.com/ukgal36/Britsblog/

lurkynat said...

Dear Kelli,
thank you! Whata great entry! what great photos!
love,natalie

gehi6 said...

I guess you were right.  I liked hearing about some volunteers who knew how to get something done!  Gerry