I'm happy to report that I won the lottery! No, I didn't come into any money- but it many ways, this is just as good.
Earlier this month, our company announced that we were asked to participate in an Extreme Makeover Home Edition project in our area. There would be a residence in MD and a community center in DC. I attended a pre-project rally on Aug 13 and was fired up and ready to get started on it. I even got a top, top secret line on the address of one of the projects and drove by to check it out. The organization that the building belongs to is a WONDERFUL group of people that do so much for children in the District. They truly are doing great things. We couldn't wait to get started.
Then, there was the announcement that the the community and sponsor response was SO GREAT that unfortunately, the company would have to choose their volunteers by lottery. Naturally, we were biting our manicured fingernails in anticipation. Then we learned we did get selected to participate. We got our time slot- which is 3AM-9:30AM Thursday morning, 8/28. This is the day before the "big reveal".
We don't know which site we will be at and we don't know what we will be doing. We are just grateful and excited to be helping a deserving family and a deserving community. There is nothing better than to give with your own hands and your own sweat.
I am very much looking forward to Thursday morning!