Disaster Update #7
Well, it’s been another busy day! The volunteers from Suncrest and Sedgwick were able to get all the tile off of Friendship Lane floors last night except for seven rooms. Guys from Supreme Floor Company and Jay’s Floor Covering, along with volunteers, board members, and other workers were here first thing this morning to start laying the new flooring. Most of those have been working hard all day and are still here; they have made amazing progress. A big thanks to them for their dedication, and also to Vince and Mark for getting those vinyl planks here so quickly; they rolled in about 7:30 am.
Tomorrow is the big day that we have been looking forward to for over a week now; the return of some of our residents!! Pam Decker and her activity crew have been blowing up balloons, hanging banners, and making personalized signs for each room welcoming them back. It takes an unbelievable organizational effort to get ready to re-admit seventy-some residents! Karla and her assistants have been working for the last few days, just figuring out when and where and how to staff. Joyce Penner and her housekeeping department have been cleaning all available resident rooms and common areas. Veleda Loewen and the laundry gals have been doing loads and loads of wash- all clothes in all closets in the affected rooms, along with towels and bedding. Sharon Schmidt and the dietary department have been doing a wonderful job feeding any and all workers – construction crews, board members, our staff, city workers, – you name it, they’ve fed ’em! And it’s been good! Tonight’s supper was a real treat; knowing there would be numerous staff and floor coverers working late, Cris & Jody Ratzlaff came in and grilled hamburgers for us! MMmmm, good!
Think of us tomorrow… I have a feeling that it will be a hectic day, but a good one!