Okay, for those of you who know me....I'm not really one who is super into doing service projects. I don't like sweating, so that cuts out quite a few of them, and I have an attitude that is sort of like, "If its not broke, don't fix it!" Ha!
So some of you will be greatly surprised to see the work we did with the AUC Playground. It's actually a funny story. As the Spouses Organization President, we have raised around $1800 over two semesters of fund raising. That is just from burrito sales and stuff! Anyway, I thought about it and was like, "What could we spend that money on that is worth while?...I know! Let's make over the playground!" So I started getting estimates on paint, supplies, etc. and started emailing around the people I would need to get permission from. When I emailed Heath, the SGA President, about it, he said, "Oh, I think Matt Broge is doing something like that already." I was like, "oh?" So I emailed him, and sure enough! He had all the supplies already lined up and was getting the school to pay for it! AWESOME! He just said that it would be a great help if some of the spouses could come help paint! WELL OF COURSE! So here are some before and after pictures:
There was a lot of damage done to it from the last hurricane season...but it was still really ugly...had a lot of splinters coming out....had three very unsafe swings...and the metal slides are peeling....yes...peeling metal. Not very safe.
Here we are getting started! WOO!
So bright eyed and bushy tailed! We started scraping/painting at 9:00a.m. and it took us SEVERAL days to finish it because only a handful of spouses actually came out and helped. I am giving a shout out to them right now: Melinda, Hanna, Jill, Meagan (who babysat the kiddos, which was AWESOME), Sharill, Jen D., Adrienne, Ronda, Ang, Kathy, Ashley, Camille, yeah...I think that is it. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF I MISSED YOU so I can put your name up here, too :) I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get more spouses out there. We even bribed them with Subway for lunch one day. But oh well - it got finished and that is what is important!
I also want to give a separate shout out to Matt - WOO MATT! He was there every day from 9-5 making seesaws, fixing the roofs, sanding things so they weren't a hazard, and doing general maintenance on the whole thing! He also installed a new infant swing and ordered new swings! WOO! So yeah...GO MATT! :)
Yes. I am very proud of it. I feel bad 'cause I had to bail out early most of the days so Ella could take a nap before ICM. I know that sounds like a lame excuse....but I wasn't trying to be lame! :( I also got a really bad migraine one of the mornings. Gosh...I'm so lame!! Sorry for being so lame!!!!!
Aaaaaanyway, only one more week of being Spouses Pres! WAHOO! :) I'll put a post about that later, though. It deserves its own post :)