Construction began on Tuesday, June 2 with the team of four Habitat employees working five days a week. They are wearing masks (yes, even outside) and being very cautious of social distancing guidelines.
Annie and Denise got the opportunity to go to the site to share in the joy of all the progress this week alongside Micah and Nana! Even behind her mask, you could hear Micah BEAMING with joy and you could see the excitement in her eyes as she was sharing all her plans for her new home with us! It was so fun and Annie even made it extra special by bringing celebratory cupcakes! Construction this week included Rachel’s team doing siding, interior framing, and working on the side porch and stairs.
The front porch stairs are almost complete! Construction this week included outside contractors working on site: plumbing, electrical, and drywall. We can’t wait to the see the interior with drywall - that’s when it really starts to look like a home!
This weekend Denise, Jen, and Annie were able to meet Micah, Londyn and Mary “Nana” (Micah’s grandmother) at the house. We are happy to report that the house is nearing completion! Habitat has just completed projects that would be typically be included in our Day 6 and Day 7 including installing trim and doors, interior painting, hanging all closet hardware, finishing the soffits, painting the outside of the house, installing kitchen cabinets and countertops, etc. Upon walking into the house for the first time ever, Micah stretched out her arms and spun around. She was so thrilled to tour her future home! Londyn ran to every room and danced. What a joy it was to witness their happiness!!! Habitat is aiming to complete the home by the end of August, and they have given Micah a move in date of September 23rd.