Friday, June 08, 2007

6/8 Another Quincy

Just found out that a group from Quincy, IL is coming to Camp Biloxi. They'll arrive tomorrow and stay until next Friday. I'm so excited to meet some folks from home.

Today was a really good day. I spent most of the morning at a client's home--at least their property. They are living in a FEMA trailer because their home was completely destroyed. BUT their land is right on the Gulf and is so picturesque and perfect. It's exactly what I would picture the Gulf Coast to be like. Lots of live oaks, a dock leading to the water, a catamaran tied to the dock. Everything is perfect except they lost everything else.

It will be my privilege to work there the week after next with 12 youth from the midwest. I'm looking forward to it, even though I know I'll complain about sore muscles.

Tonight was great too, with another group of youth. We formed a partnership with Youth Build, an organization that trains youth in construction jobs. These youth will then volunteer for our construction projects, but Youth Build will pay them. It's definitely a win/win/win situation. We had a BBQ with this group tonight. Most people are still there because there's a DJ, but I had to leave because Q was in her crate and I don't like to leave here there for longer than 3-4 hours. Her bladder still doesn't last a lot longer than that.

I'm looking forward to being home with Q for the weekend.


Anonymous said...

So good to hear that you're staying so busy and enjoying the work you do.

Hope Quincy is doing better today.

Love you!

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

Hi, sweetie. Yep, Q is feeling good, but she is still full of bad habits from those days I was gone. She's barking and jumping up on people. Yikes. Lots of work to do this weekend with her.

Anonymous said...

Okay this is getting confusing with the 2 Quincys (Quincies?). Hope the pup one is doing better.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

She feels fine. Thanks. But that's the problem. She's driving me crazy. I know she would be able to work off some energy with her pup friends, but the doggy day care is closed next week because of vacation. Yikes. They'll open up on Thursday. Can't wait.