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Apr 26, 2012 - Our 3rd Week of Work

2012-04-26 Our 3rd Week Of Work The weather has been just perfect this week and we have gotten a lot of work done on the new RV sites and the new building. We pulled all the wire for the electric to the 24 RV sites. Each site has receptacles for 50, 30 and 20 ampere service. We pulled over 4000 feet of wire for that. We pulled a 50 pair telephone cable over 1500 feet and a fiber-optic cable the same distance. Inside the new building we laid out and put up metal stud walls for office, restrooms, break room and storage rooms. Tuesday night we...

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Apr 22, 2012 - Sunday At Calvary Baptist

2012-04-22 Sunday at Calvary Baptist We all went to Calvary Baptist Church of Forest Hill this Sunday. The sign board in the front yard read 10:00 Worship. We got there at 9:50 and were greeted warmly by the folks already there. They started off with a hymn and a prayer and then the women all got up and went to another room for Sunday School and the men stayed in the sanctuary for their class. At 10: 45 everyone came back together and more folks arrived; “Church” started at 11:00. During the service Darlene got a call from her brother...

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Apr 20, 2012 - Acadian Village

2012-04-20 Lafayette & Acadian Village Friday we went to Lafayette, LA and visited a historic site That depicts the lifestyle of the Acadians or Cajuns in Louisiana. The Acadians were run out of Nova Scotia in 1755 and they settled along the bayous of southern Louisiana. This historic site is owned by the Lafayette Association For Retarded Citizens. Their website is: www.acadianvillage.org Later, Gary

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Apr 19, 2012 - Second Week Of Work

2012-04-19 Second Week of Work Monday & Tuesday of this week it rained so we kept busy painting inside some of the existing buildings and I built two more sets of saw horses. Thursday was day number two of no rain so we decided to work up at the job site. Besides the new maintenance building they are going to have 24 new RV sites with full hook-ups. We spent the day working in the sun and drying mud installing the electrical panel boxes for each site. Thursday night was Jambalaya night. Mark made the jambalaya and everyone else brought...

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Apr 16, 2012 - 2nd week at Tall Timbers

From Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center 21 April, 2012 Monday morning early it started to rain and within 1 hour Alexandria had 1.5 inches of rain. This meant that we would not be able to do outside work at the RV area. We had a couple of jobs to do that involved painting, and making signs. Mark and Gary painted the rest of the Magee building (bunkhouse) Dale and I started making signs for the buildings and the trails with a bunch of Cedar boards and a router. We made 13 signs and painted the boards and letters. Today I put a second...

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Apr 15, 2012 - Our first week of work at Tall Timbers

From Tall Timbers Baptist Bible Camp 15 April, 2012 What a wonderful week we have had here at the camp. On Monday Dale and Gerald worked in the new RV area by the maintenance shop and installed the water faucets on the uprights and then we had to bleed the dirt and junk from the lines and pressure check the lines and all of them held without any leaks. We also installed a shutoff valve to a 4 inch line going into the maintenance building. This was also pressure tested and it held without a leak. During this time Mark and Gary were reversing...

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Apr 15, 2012 - Sunday

2012-04-15 Sunday Everyone down here goes to church on Sunday, and there are several to choose from. Most are Baptist and we went to Forest Hill Baptist Church today. Small congregation, but a good spread of three or more generations. Half of the congregation were in the choir up front, with a goodly number of young folks in it. When they took their seats in the pews the sanctuary had a respectable number of people in it. The pastor is about 40 something and is a local grown preacher, that is, he was born just a few miles down the road. He...

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Apr 14, 2012 - LECOMPTE

2012-04-14 Lecompte (pronounced LeCount) Is it just me are do these people talk funny? Ten miles SE of us, as the crow flies but 20 miles by road, is the little town of Lecompte. Every October Lecompte is all about PIE! That's right, I said PIE! They have pie eating contests, pie judging contests, pie throwing contests and much more. We went there for lunch on this Saturday. Had roast pork, field beans, corn and fried okra. Of course we had pie for desert. Later, Gary

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Apr 14, 2012 - Background for the travel log

When we left Sedgwick, Co. in October we headed for Sioux City, Ia. On the way out of town we had a slight burp in the engine as we were going onto the interstate. Then everything went fine until we got about 3/4th's of the way across Nebraska. Then the motor started acting up more. This continued and got worse to the point that when I went to pass some one and pushed on the throttle the engine would die. We finally made it into Sioux City and I took the motor home to the Freightliner dealer and had them check out the motor. The tests...

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Apr 13, 2012 - Natchitoches

2012-04-13 Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish) About 60 miles NW of Alexandria, LA on the Red River is the oldest town in Louisianna, Natchitoches. Large live oaks and magnolia trees are every where and the beauty of a town that dates back to 1714 is hard to describe; it needs to be seen in person. If you are ever in this part of the country, a day or two spent in Natchitoches is a high priorty. It seems we are eating our way across Louisianna. every meal we have eaten out here in LA has been at a unique establishment that doesn't know...

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Apr 12, 2012 - Our First Week

2012-04-09 to 04-12 Our first week on the job. Our work week runs Monday thru Thursday and each day has a similar pattern. M.M.A.P. (Mobil Missionaries Assistance Program) is the organization we are volunteering with here for three weeks. Mark & Sandi have joined this group and have done 4 or 5 mission trips since last spring (2011). Here at Tall Timbers there are just four couples on this trip. Dale & Marge Loven are from Plano, TX and are the project coordinators. Gerald & Darlene Kaiser are from Colorado and have been on several of these...

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Apr 8, 2012 - Happy Resurrection Sunday

2012-04-08 Happy Resurrection Sunday All four of us couples went to church at Calvary Church of Woodworth, just a few miles north of here. A traditional Easter Service was what Linda wanted and that’s just what she got; Easter Lilies on the stage, most of the folks dressed in their finery and we sang Christ The Lord Is Risen Today Hallelujah. After the service we all went to IHOP, along with 5000 other folks. Later, Gary

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