Musings on being a wife,
a thrifty shopper,
and a "re-purposer" of antique and vintage furniture.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Getting your hands on...
Yesterday, Jim and I did a volunteer stint with Hands on New Orleans. It is an excellent organization where, among many other things, they go into poor neighborhoods and with a group of volunteers, they clean it up. We were there until, sadly, Jim threw out his back lifting a concrete block. This area of New Orleans does not get media coverage. It is not part of the Lower Ninth ward that was shown all across the nation during the aftermath of Katrina. Many of these homes do not even have meters, which mean no running water or electricity. I was humbled and thankful for the second time this week.
I hope we can always be truly grateful for everything we have.