Day 3 with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans

Today (tonight) is day 3 of our 5 day effort. Yesterday, we were greeted in the morning by one of the residents, Riccardo Crespo of the Musicians' Village we are working on.

He also played for us on his front porch during our lunch break!

Yesterday we continued to rearrange the work site but most of us also found some building related work. I helped set fence posts and will try and track down a photo of that later.

Today we showed up and managed to hook up with a crew working on two houses with a lot of remaining work.

I paired up with a couple of Memphians and we worked on installing fascia and soffit all day.

First we nailed in a strip, the length of the house. Then we started measuring out how wide to cut the pieces that go under the overhang (photo by R. Hochschild).

Kris, Roya, and Matt were hammering away at the foundation of the house next door. Roya is in the front with the black hat. Kris and Matt are wearing the yellow hard hats. Kris is in a blue shirt, Matt to her left in a white shirt, leaning over.

This evening we met up with a group of Berklee alumni and a few soon to be first year students for some food and conversation, which was a blast! Then we headed over to Frenchman street with a couple of Alumni and heard some excellent music...

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