Habitat for Humanity, Millstone Basin Area

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Construction Update - Mar 31

Today was all insulation. Not the most glamorous job but definitely much better doing it during the spring than during the summer when long sleeves are tough.

We had a team of about eight today and finished about 90% of the installation of the fiberglass. All that's left is half the ceiling and parts of the walls in the kitchen/living room.

Thanks to Eric Nielsen for kicking the day off; Mike Strada had a well-deserved Saturday off.

It's very exciting to be working on this house and look next door to see the foundation of the next house getting ready to be poured. The first time for our affiliate to have two houses underway at once. A very busy year for our modest affiliate.

- filed by Glenn Fannick, president

Partner Family Chosen for House #8

This is just a quick e-mail to inform you that we chose our new partner family tonight at the Family Selection board meeting. The applicant's name is Sharon D'Alessio and she has two young boys, Tyree and Imir. They are currently living in Woodbridge, NJ and I'm sure they will be delighted to hear that we have selected them to partner with us on this next house.

On behalf of the Family Selection Committee, if I may, I'd like to thank the members at tonight's meeting for examining each family meticulously, from every angle, "turning over every stone" as Jeanne said.

Also, thank you to Queenship of Mary members for their continued support in many areas, especially in these last few weeks.

Lastly, thank you to the Family Selection Committee. I'm confident that we chose a well-deserving partner family. What a great team we truly have!

-- filed by Tara Roche, vice president


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Pictures update!

Some recent pictures.. the house is really coming along!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Queenship of Mary project leaders

Bill Gittings, standing left, an architect from the Queenship of Mary church in Plainsboro, and Richard Johnson, co-chair of the QOM Habitat committee, discuss the house plans with the board of directors. Construction will start on the house in April.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Construction Update - Mar 18

Unfortunately due to the weather there was no work this weekend.

But lets still count on insulation for 3/24. I will touch base with Eric Monday or Tuesday to confirm. We will have to install the kitchen window and the finish the siding while we are insulating.

The QOM house is starting up, they staking out the house, getting ready for the foundation.

See you all 3/24.

filed by Michael Strada

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Construction Update - Mar 4

We had a productive weekend in spite of some missing materials. When we left Saturday, the entire back of the house was sided, the south side was complete, A good portion of the front was complete. The sofit over the Kitchen cabinets was installed, and inappropriate ceiling nailers were removed. The electrician and plumber were there during the week and the rough pluming is in and A LOT of the rough electrical is complete. The roof is 100% complete.

Sharon Cole was there all day with us and was our pizza person - THANK YOU

Both Tom and Eric took pictures, so we will have more photos.

The QOM team had the electric removed from the old trailer to a temporary location by the meter. The old trailer should be out this week and the new put in it's final place.

Next steps:
- install kitchen window
- Complete siding ( probably Monday)
- complete rough plumbing and electric for inspections this week
- On our next build day I would like someone to cut a piece of sheathing the size of the tub and cover the tub. Just to make sure while work is going on nothing falls in the tub and chips it.

We will NOT be onsite this coming weekend, we have to wait for the inspections to continue. It looks like our next build date will be 3/17. I will have to confirm, but we should be doing insulation.

Thank you all for your support - things are moving nicely

filed by Michael Strada