This morning and most of the afternoon I had the privilege of working on several wiring issues at the home of a young family in Gulfport, who needed some miscellaneous household electrical wiring projects done.
It was very warm working in the sunshine, and it was quite considerate of the father to bring out several bottles of cold water for me to drink while I was working. He did his best to help out, and told me that he was not a handyman, but he liked to help out when he could. He really was a big help.
Hopefully, by the end of the project this afternoon, he now has a little better understanding about how household electrical wiring circuits work. The family was very appreciative of having me assist them, and it was another one of those work projects down here which provides a good feeling to be here and helping.
Fortunately, Hurricane Katrina didn’t hurt them any worse than it did.
After finishing the wiring project, I drove up to the Barnes & Noble store, had a caramel macchiotto coffee drink, a turkey & cheese paninni sandwich and read a bunch of mags for a while, then drove back to my little travel trailer and turned on the A/C in my bedroom to relax and check stuff online.
The temp in the trailer in the late afternoon gets to be about 105 to 110 degrees when the air has not been on; these things have such little insulation, it takes quite a bit of time for the temp to cool down below sauna level. I don’t run the window A/C unit when I am gone, as it makes my electric bill much harder to pay each month, so I grin and bear it (and sweat).
I did enjoy a couple of quick emails after I got back with friend, Sarah of The Almost Royal up north near my Wisconsin home, about her community’s annual celebration called “The Frolic.” She is a neat young lady whose posts are hilarious and always get my undivided attention with her enthusiastic and witty prose!
Apparently, the heat outside today took more out of me than just sweat and water, as when put my head on my pillows, I crashed and just woke up at about 10:00pm. Hmmm, must have stayed up too late last night viewing posts and web sites (again!).
Tomorrow morning, I will go over to a friend’s Katrina Cottage in Pass Christian, to help with the building of his sister’s new home located behind his, being built by volunteers. She lost her previous home on the same site, to Katrina’s storm surge.
There are still a lot of empty slabs around the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a lot of slabs… and the Atlantic (and Gulf Coast) Hurricane Season 2008 begins officially in exactly 25 minutes!
Time for some more sleep.