Now that my house is not requiring any important work and I have become bored with life, I am going to take the chance to give volunteering at Habitat for Humanity a chance.
Thanks to Gary for reminding me that volunteering might be a good idea. There is an orientation meeting coming up this Thursday. I think I will attend and see what is what. I can do anything from carpentry to plumbing and electrical. There are still a few months left before the serious heat hits the city so maybe I can get in a little work therapy.
Maybe I can meet other people who might be like me. A long shot but who knows. In the meantime I might be able to help others while I help myself. I have been thinking about doing this for so many years. Now is a great time.
Damn. I missed the orientation. I hope I can make it to the next one on the 1st of April.
I made it to the April 1st orientation. It was basically a simple 30 minute intro. I was disappointed to find out that they subcontract out the best parts. Electrical, plumbing, sheetrock, etc.. Bummer. That’s where the most fun is. Electrical and plumbing at least, sheet rock- not so much.
I was also disappointed to find out that they just build new houses rather than remodel older ones. I guess that’s OK though.
At least I can experience hands-on framing. It is something I will have to do when I build my dream house when I retire. I know the theory but have never done that before.
I guess I’ll at least give it a try. I hope getting scheduled is not difficult.