New Orleans – what an adventure so far! The city is incredible, there’s something different on every corner, but we’re here to build a house. The work is difficult and exhausting, it’s been challenging to find the energy to participate in all the festivities happening around us in the evening. Our first day here, after getting checked in to our hotel, which is great, we explored the French Quarter and Burboun Street, all I can say is WOW! I thought I was wild and adventurous, hahahahaha, I’ve got nothing on Burboun Street. Dinner was at the Red Fish Grille, dinner the second night was at Jacamo’s in the Garden District, which is an amazing place where you can dine on the back of a pickup truck or eat fresh oysters that were just cooked on a grill that in the street – yes, I said grill in the street! Hahahahaha, another speciality of theirs is the alligator sausage and crawfish cheesecake, not a desert mind you, but a savory quiche. I didn’t try it, but the others who did said it was very rich and delicious.
Day 1 on the work site, was really difficult. I’m not sure any of us were quite ready for the heat, sun, and level of work; but we did it! Day 2 felt a lot easier and seemed to go by quickly. What I didn’t think would happen so quickly is how the house is taking shape, it is going up so fast, it’s incredible. Today’s highlights featured two random thunderstorms, which is was so refreshing, and a visit from the Danielle the Snowball Lady! Those of you that have been to NOLA know what a snowball is, delicious. But it’s basically a snow cone with any flavor syrup, the ice is shaved so interestingly and then you have to put sweetened condensed milk on it, wow! I hope Danielle comes back everyday! And now for some pics, I love the pic of Becky eating her first oyster and the bunch of nails, yes that mistake came from me, I had to red0 a header to get a doorjam together, that took up most of the morning today!