Biloxi, day five: In good spirits

Sophomore management major Selena Harmon pulls nails from the base board she removed to insert a refrigerator. KATIE ROUPE | DAILY KENT STATER

Credit: John Proppe

The following are just snippets of blog postings by Stater staff and Kent State volunteers in Biloxi. Click here to read more.

Painting, scraping, painting.

I’m posting this from the front porch of a new house at 301 Ellen St. in Pass Christian. Currently, the volunteers are inside painting walls and ceilings, and I’m out here enjoying the breeze. I feel guilty, I do. But they have just enough paint brushes for themselves, and I have plenty of writing to do.

The homeowners, Lionel and Belinda Fields, are both at work. The only family member here is Smokey, a pit bull, who stays chained outside. But don’t worry, he definitely defies the breed’s negative stereotype. He is gentle when the volunteers hand him leftovers from lunch, and he appreciates the company anyone will give him – he wags his tail ferociously at the sight of people.

— Steven Bushong

Sore body, high spirits

It’s 6 something a.m. Wednesday. This is the third day of roofing for my crew. Every bit of my body is sore – even down to my fingertips. (This realization came when I began to type – haha haha.) We took off the shingles of a different home yesterday, and we plan to replace the old with new today.

— Marc Joslyn

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