Salkehatchie Summer Service
Huntersville Camp 2010
The Harvin Home
The adults on the Harvin team are Cody Shores (Site Leader), Glen Runnerstrom, Teri Dobbins, Brian Bailey and Meredith Davis. The youth are Nathan Rosenberger, Chris Alton, Madison Anderson, Megan Kahn, Meredith Allen and Sam Sykes.
Monday July 19, 2010
The projects at the Harvin home were quite clear. Ms Harvin's biggest issue was a leaking roof which had created leaks throughout the house and especially did significant damage to the laundry room. The laundry room was a small addition built just past the original back door of the home. The other priorities would be improving the bathroom and installing a dishwasher.
On Monday, the team immediately got on the roof and began tearing up the shingles. They discovered four layers of shingles which slowed down the progress considerably.
The other major project was to break down the laundry room and determine what needed to be done make it water tight. Removing the walls revealed considerable rot and as such the whole thing would need to come down.
For Monday and Tuesday at least the team would confine their efforts to the outside with the intent being to get the roof done as quickly as possible.
Tuesday July 20, 2010
The team made good progress on the roof despite the heat. By the end of the day the back side of the roof was completely reshingled while the front of the house was felted and the shingling had started.
The other major project, the back laundry room was completely framed and made watertight.
By the end of the day, like other teams, the Harvin team started to feel the effects of the heat. Meredith Allen was taken off the roof as a precaution. She seemed fine but had probably gotten too much sun exposure.
In order to get the roofing done on Wednesday the team decided to head out to the site early on Wednesday.
Wednesday July 21, 2010
The team seem to hit cruising speed on Wednesday as roof was completed early in the morning. This really left the back storage room as the only remaining outdoor project. It had been framed on Tuesday so the team began the work to finish the interor. That was completed by the end of the day.
The other completed project was the installation of the dishwasher. The dishwasher was owned by Ms McCauley so the team's only task was to inatll it. The plumber had been by earlier to provide the necessary parts and fixtures so the installation was rather straightforward except for the modifications necessary for the existing cabinets. However, the dishwasher was working at the end of the day.
Thursday July 22, 2010
The Harvin team benefited from the fact that they really didn't come across any surprises. Everything had been rather straightforward. On Thursday the siding was placed on the back storage room. The siding was primed and painted as was the inside of the storage room. All that remained on Friday was to put in some tile flooring in the storage room and re-install the washer and dryer.
The Harvin team seemed to be cruising for an early finish on Friday.
Friday July 23, 2010
Cruising was the right word to use. At the beginning of the camp I had thought that the McCauley and Harvin homes would be the most straightforward. Some high priorities for the homeowners and some good projects for the teams to work on.
By Friday morning the Harvin team was pretty much wrapping it up. Outside of installing the washer and dryer and perhaps touching up some paint they were done. So much so, that one of their team (Nathan) went over to help out at the Berry site. That's not to take away anything from the team. It was a sizable roof to deal with and the storage room needed to be framed properly.
Ms Harvin was absolutely delighted with the work that was done. She prayed for several years for someone to fix her roof and her prayers had been answered. We were happy to have helped!