21 Sep 2005 bwh   » (Master)

Habitat for Humanity

Several of us from work volunteered for Habitat for Humanity today, working on building a house here in Beaverton. It's a house for a mother and son; the son has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, so the house was specially designed with wide doorways, no stairs, and special closets.

When we got there, the exterior walls had already been built, so we worked on framing internal walls. It was pretty interesting to go from a pile of studs into walls and rooms in just a day. It was also cool to talk with the team leads; they were retirees from Intel, Tectronics, etc. and do this three days a week. Pretty impressive.

Afterwards, Leann and I went out for beer with Eric Wilhem of uber-converter fame. We've got some good news coming out hopefully later this week. :-)

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