Friday, August 28, 2009

Habitat works!

The progress continues on the Thrivent Builds house, despite the intense heat today. As you can see in the picture, it's got some of the siding on, and contractors were working on the electrical for it and several of the neighboring houses. There were groups from PG&E and Wells Fargo out volunteering today.

But the real story today is that I didn't work with Juan, the site carpenter, like I have for the past several Fridays. That's because Juan, who is a Habitat homeowner, was with his family taking his son to college to get settled in the dorms. Lots of people are doing that this time of year, but the cool part is that Juan's son is the first in the family to go to college. Some cool news for this hot day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

watch the Raiders, help Habitat

Planning to watch the Oakland Raiders take on the Philadelphia Eagles on October 18th? Buy your tickets through Habitat for Humanity East Bay and they'll get $14 for each ticket purchased to help support their mission of eliminating poverty housing, one house at a time. More details on the website (PDF file).

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August Update

Progress continues on the Thrivent Builds house and others. As you can see in a picture from yesterday, it now has a roof, house wrap and some windows. It'll be getting insulation and siding soon. As part of the Habitat East Bay's green building practices, the insulation is sprayed-in cellulose, made mostly from recycled newspapers. Before that goes in, the cracks around windows, doors and vents are sealed up with spray foam insulation.