Monday, December 20, 2010

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

Hello to whichever faithful blog readers have stuck it out through the radio silence of this Autumn and early Winter here at Jenna Sais Quois. I just got back from a week-long trip to John's Island, South Carolina where myself, and 17 Ohio State Students, participated in the Alternative Winter Break program through Buck-I-Serv. It was an incredible experience, and we worked with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity building flooring systems for two different homes in the area. In the end, our work was completely covered up by plywood, but houses don't stand up straight without a lot of infrastructural stuff underneath, which we were happy to help out with!

It was really hard work, and hammering super long nails into cold, hard wood was a challenge, but by the end we all got some muscles, some construction smarts...and sustained a few minor injuries along the way (i.e. splinters, blisters, bruises, etc.) Here are some photos from the trip. Enjoy!

Sideways hammering is even harder than normal hammering!

Lifting a side beam for the exterior frame

Tacking the floor joists in place

Stop! Hammertime.
I used a drop saw to cut all of these joists...Luckily, I still have all my fingers.

All of our hard work lies beneath these plywood sheets...

Group O-H-I-O / Fork in the Garbage Disposal shot
 {All photos via Sam and Lindsey's facebook albums...Thanks girls!}


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