Workfest, day three

Well, scratch that part in the last entry about not pushing beliefs.

I slept like a rock (as MJ predicted), woke up groggily, and started another day. Work was a bit slow at first because my wrist was sore and it was hard to hammer, but everyone was pretty productive in general.

Deacon Gregory gave a long, slightly unexpected sermon at lunch today, which I disagreed with a lot of, but thought it a bit inappropriate if I spoke out and had no one on my side (though Corrie said later that she didn’t like it much either). So, Lea perhaps was right.

I also had some odd discussions with Max, Dan, and Paul. I’ve been trying to talk with everyone from UC, but I haven’t see Lizzie or Holly much. Aside from that, I’ve tried to talk to some people in my crew and just around camp. Lolita has seemed to keep her distance from the rest of the crew (just as a general tendency, not like active avoidance), but she’s very friendly. We walked around for 10-15 minutes to shoot pictures of the landscape and a nearby family cemetery.

A speaker came to talk about poverty when the camp met after dinner. I don’t recall much of this because I was dead tired, and the room was very hot and making me ready to pass out. Everyone from UC met after that, and Lea made a point that many of the volunteers were very ignorant in general and this bothered her (such as when they’d say things that were insulting to her and her heritage).

I wandered in the cafeteria after that and eventually got Corrie, Dan, and Max to play Thirteen (the card game that my brother showed me days prior, and almost a year prior in Seattle). Paul replaced Max when he wanted to play euchre with another group instead, and William joined in; his girlfriend Laura wanted to play but then she was distracted looking at pictures on my camera and then reading a paper/magazine/something. We played about 3 or 4 hands before everyone else was too tired to play, so they left. I think they liked the game, but it’s hard to tell for sure.

I took a ton of pictures today… my 512 MB card is almost full in my Canon, but I have my 128 and 32 MB cards, and my old crappy Kodak with 512 and 64 MB cards. I am surprised the batteries have lasted so far in the Canon, as they’ve been at “low” since the first day.

I understood some of what Jen Eich said months ago about being able to volunteer for a year without racking up debt – much of the staff lives in a sort of coop under CAP, with most expenses covered (like housing, insurance, and utilities) and a $150/month stipend. It looks very nice – if one is suitably dedicated.

Early stages of the deck:Early stages of the deck

Deck from the other side

Corrie & Christine putting up soffit

Corrie & Christine putting up soffit
Nearby road

Family cemetery

Some kitten

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