Greetings from New Orleans, and Berklee’s 5th Annual Gracenotes trip with Habitat for Humanity! We just finished our first day onsite at 1839 Allen Street in the 7th Ward, where we’ll be spending our next 5 days.
After some background info about Habitat for Humanity and the Musicians’ Village, and a brief safety lecture, we got right to work. Since the house we’re working on already has a foundation and structure, we’ll be doing landscaping and interior work this week. So we started with learning how to mix and pour cement for the front steps:
After lunch, we moved onto other building and painting tasks. My big accomplishment for the day was learning to use a circular saw without losing a finger. Gilly’s tool of choice was the sledgehammer:
We left tired and sunburned, but energized – can’t wait to see what we’re in for tomorrow!
Read more about the Gracenotes 5th Annual trip to New Orleans on Berklee Blogs.