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Small Stuff #64: Painless Purchases March 14, 2010

Posted by dianehuhn in Louisiana Wildlife, Relief Work.
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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: A fairly painless trip to Home Depot in preparation for a great team of volunteers from Iowa State/Memorial Lutheran Church (although this should probably be classified as big stuff since 99% of my trips to Home Depot are typically anythng but painless.)

Bonus: A beautiful Spring day enticed me to take the long way home and enjoy a few more encounters with Louisiana wildlife and landscapes.

For more Sunday in the Marsh images, click here.

Big Stuff #53: My Midland Team February 24, 2010

Posted by dianehuhn in Coastal Restoration, Friends, Relief Work.
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Big stuff that I am grateful for today: The amazingly wonderful folks from Midland, MI. I gave them a workout and they came through brilliantly. They roofed…

built steps and ramps…

built shelves…

drove heavy equipment…

framed…

climbed a whole lot of ladders…

hauled Christmas trees to save the coast…

moved furniture, mudded, sanded, painted, plumbed, installed bathroom fixtures, showers, lights, molding, stove tops, and the list goes on and on…and most importantly, they touched the lives of many wonderful bayou folks and moved them leaps and bounds towards recovery and closure.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I love you guys!!!

Small Stuff #52: Feeding Frenzy February 23, 2010

Posted by dianehuhn in Big Fun on the Bayou, Community, Cooking, Friends, Relief Work.
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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: All of the many wonderful bayou folks that have fed my wonderful volunteer folks during their stay.

Bonus: The team has had to work twice as fast to burn off all those calories.

Small Stuff #51: Tenacity and Trees February 22, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: The fact that a bunch of wonderful volunteers from Midland, Michigan decided to roll up their sleeves on their day off from a long week  of rebuilding to help save our quickly eroding landscape. Check out this nice article.

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20100221/ARTICLES/100229986/1211?Title=Northern-volunteers-help-battle-coastal-erosion

Bonus: An interwebs signal to share this article.

Small Stuff #50: “Oh Sh*t!” February 20, 2010

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Small stuff (OK, really BIG stuff) that I am grateful for today: The fact that the grill of a Mack truck was not the last thing that I and two fellow Michiganders saw before heading to whatever kind of afterlife awaits us. But since I was the only vehicle occupant awake (and not actually driving), I guess technically, I would have been the only one to have had that last scene.

Bonus: I was awake.

Small Stuff #49: Getting Jolly February 20, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today (ok, really last night, but I was too tired to fire up the computer): Getting Jolly at the Jolly Inn and watching some pretty darn terrific volunteers from Midland, Michigan tear up the dance floor and the washboards. They did such a great job that the good folks at the Jolly Inn made them honorary Cajuns with bona-fide certificates and everything. Can not believe I forgot my camera. Shame, shame on me!

Small Stuff #48: Yankee Girl Arrivith! February 18, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: Yankee girl arrivith!!!

Small Stuff #47: Where is that? February 17, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: The most organized I have EVER seen our tool shed…EVER! A HUGE thanks to Rebecca and Avery for arranging and rearranging and labeling everything in the tool shed!!! AMAZING!!! It’s a thing of beauty!

Small Stuff #45: Gratitude Overload February 16, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: A day when it’s almost impossible to pick just one thing that I am grateful for.

Bonus: Happy Mardi Gras!!!

Small Stuff #44: Catching Up February 14, 2010

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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: Catching up with some old friends.

Bonus: Making some new friends.