A few weeks ago, Mr Roboto
put out a call for help with Hands on Nashville. He promised that if we'd just give up a few hours on a Saturday morning, we could get out, meet some fellow bloggers and do a good thing for our Nashville schools.
This morning, our team met at Percy Priest Elementary School for the workday. The teams did things like spread mulch, paint classrooms, clean baseboards, tear up carpet and organzie a supply cabinet. We had a good sized group and easily finished the tasks set before us in about two and a half hours. I helped tear up some carpet from a couple of lofts in two classrooms (one room was particularily a beast since the carpet had been put down on steps with screws...some came out easily and others, well, they took some elbow great..and a drill with a screwdriver bit) and spread mulch outside. I also got to get out and put some faces with blogs, which is always a pleasure.
All that and I was even home in time to see most of the UT demolition of the Memphis Tigers. How can you go wrong--get to help our schools, get to meet new friends and then be home to see the Vols destroy the Tigers?
I'd like to thank Rex Hammock
and Hammock publishing for sponsoring the blogger team as well as Amerigo's
who provided a thank you to all the bloggers from Mr Roboto's team.
I know we had some blogger who signed up but couldn't make it. Sorry you missed it. You missed a nice way to spend a Saturday morning. As for all of those of you said you'd be there and didn't make it this morning, please imagine the best Principal Strickland from Back to the Future
impression as I say the word, "Slacker!" to you....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/30/2006 05:16:00 PM