I participated in my first Habitat for Humanity Build yesterday. The Region has waved the development fees on the townhouses. 19 townhouses in an infill area, each one owned by a Habitat recipient. Makes a community, instead of one house on a street.
Did you know that people actually object to Habitat homes being built on their street!!! Oh those scary poor people.
It was the women’s build. I learned drywalling, at least putting small pieces at the top of a wall to help create a fire barrier between two units. I was proud of myself as I went up to the third rung of the step ladder and turned round and worked on my drywall. I cut out the pieces, fit them in with trimming with a rasp and held them in place with a nail. Many thanks to Teacher Erin from the Peel Board who was very positive about my work
I didn’t suck, but I was very slow up and down that scary ladder! Good job I didn’t go on the politicians day, that would have just been embarrassing. Still even a small pushing of the fat lady barriers makes for a great feeling.
And it’s nice to know that hardworking families are being helped to get a leg up.