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DISASTER RELIEF EFFORT IN THE BAYTOWN, TX AREA (11-18 OCTOBER 2008) - (All Photos Taken With A Panasonic LX3 Camera)

This fairly extensive gallery (200+ images) was created as a photo journal to document the Biltmore Baptist Church's October 11-18 2008 disaster relief efforts in the Baytown, Texas area. The team of 14 men and women helped many Baytown area residents and churches with cleaning up and repairing damage caused by Hurricane Ike.

Biltmore Baptist Church is located near Asheville, in Western North Carolina. Various disaster recovery/rebuilding teams from the church have been active in many areas of the country, including 36 working trips to the Gulfport, Mississippi area, following Hurricane Katrina.

As you look at these images, you will see a lot of hot, tired team members. But, if you look closely, you will also see a lot of happy faces, smiles and laughter. The work can be hard, but it is ALWAYS rewarding to the folks lucky enough to serve as the "hands and feed of Jesus". As we work to help disaster victims with their physical needs, we also have many opportunities to address their spiritual needs, sharing the Grace of our God, who loved us enough to send His only Son to die on a cross for the redemption of our sins and our salvation.

That's why we go. That's what it's all about!

NOTE FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH PBASE: Click on the first image to enlarge it. Then keep hitting "next" at the top-right of your screen to see the rest of the photos. Be sure to read the captions/comments below the images. On some computer screens (depending on your settings), you may have to arrow down under the images to see the captions/comments, particularly on the vertically oriented shots.



THE TOOL AND EQUIPMENT TRAILER SAYS IT ALL
THE TOOL AND EQUIPMENT TRAILER SAYS IT ALL
THE UNOFFICIAL NAME THE TEAM GAVE THIS RELIEF EFFORT!
THE "UNOFFICIAL" NAME THE TEAM GAVE THIS RELIEF EFFORT!
THE TEAM (A.K.A., THE GANG OF 14), JUST BEFORE OUR  EARLY MORNING DEPARTURE
THE TEAM (A.K.A., "THE GANG OF 14"), JUST BEFORE OUR EARLY MORNING DEPARTURE
BREAKFAST AT MICKEY-D'S
BREAKFAST AT "MICKEY-D'S"
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
CHECKING OUT THE NEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULFPORT
CHECKING OUT THE NEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULFPORT
A SIGN IN THE GULPORT WAL-MART
A SIGN IN THE GULPORT WAL-MART
FORREST HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI
FORREST HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI
CHECKING OUT OUR SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS AT FORREST HEIGHTS
CHECKING OUT OUR SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS AT FORREST HEIGHTS
LATE NIGHT MEETING AT FORREST HEIGHTS
LATE NIGHT MEETING AT FORREST HEIGHTS
BREAKFAST AT THE GULFPORT CRACKER BARREL, ON THE WAY TO TEXAS
BREAKFAST AT THE GULFPORT CRACKER BARREL, ON THE WAY TO TEXAS
MEETING THE PASTOR AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULFPORT
MEETING THE PASTOR AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULFPORT
THE CHOIR SINGING DURING THE SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULFPORT
THE CHOIR SINGING DURING THE SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULFPORT
LUNCH AT WENDY'S, ON THE ROAD TO TEXAS
LUNCH AT WENDY'S, ON THE ROAD TO TEXAS
AN IMPRESSIVE LONE STAR DISPLAY AT THE TEXAS WELCOME CENTER
AN IMPRESSIVE "LONE STAR" DISPLAY AT THE TEXAS WELCOME CENTER
WE STOPPED AT THE NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM  HEADQUARTERS, IN VIDOR, TEXAS
WE STOPPED AT THE NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM HEADQUARTERS, IN VIDOR, TEXAS
A GORGEOUS TEXAS SUNSET, AS WE ENTERED THE BAYTOWN CITY LIMITS
A GORGEOUS TEXAS SUNSET, AS WE ENTERED THE BAYTOWN CITY LIMITS
EVEN A MUNDANE GAS STATION LOOKS GOOD IN FRONT OF A SUNSET LIKE THAT!
EVEN A MUNDANE GAS STATION LOOKS GOOD IN FRONT OF A SUNSET LIKE THAT!
I NEVER GAINED ENTRY INTO THE LADIES' BUNK TRAILER, BUT THIS PHOTO FROM A PREVIOUS TRIP SHOWS THE LAYOUT INSIDE
I NEVER GAINED ENTRY INTO THE LADIES' BUNK TRAILER, BUT THIS PHOTO FROM A PREVIOUS TRIP SHOWS THE LAYOUT INSIDE
A COMFORTABLE SEAT, WHILE CALLING HOME
A COMFORTABLE SEAT, WHILE CALLING HOME
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BAYTOWN, THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE BAYTOWN RECOVERY EFFORT
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BAYTOWN, THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE BAYTOWN RECOVERY EFFORT
THE COOKING/FEEDING TEAM MAKING AN EARLY MORNING BREAKFAST
THE COOKING/FEEDING TEAM MAKING AN EARLY MORNING BREAKFAST
A GOOD BREAKFAST, BEFORE HEADING OFF TO OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT
A GOOD BREAKFAST, BEFORE HEADING OFF TO OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT
MORE OF OUR TEAM HAVING BREAKFAST
MORE OF OUR TEAM HAVING BREAKFAST
RED CROSS EMERGENCY VEHICLES, LINED UP AND READY TO GO
RED CROSS EMERGENCY VEHICLES, LINED UP AND READY TO GO
SOME OF THE TRAILERS USED TO STORE FOOD
SOME OF THE TRAILERS USED TO STORE FOOD
DOCUMENTING THE NUMBER OF MEALS SERVED
DOCUMENTING THE NUMBER OF MEALS SERVED
WAITING FOR THE DAY'S FIRST JOB ORDER ASSIGNMENT
WAITING FOR THE DAY'S FIRST JOB ORDER ASSIGNMENT
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
CHECKING OUT TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR THE DAY
CHECKING OUT TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR THE DAY
A VERY WELL STOCKED WORKING TRAILER!
A VERY WELL STOCKED WORKING TRAILER!
A LITTLE EARLY MORNING HUMOR
A LITTLE EARLY MORNING HUMOR
WHAT A CREW!  THESE GUYS ARE READY FOR ANYTHING!
WHAT A CREW! THESE GUYS ARE READY FOR ANYTHING!
THE TEAM ARRIVES AT OUR FIRST WORK-ORDER LOCATION
THE TEAM ARRIVES AT OUR FIRST WORK-ORDER LOCATION
THE ROOF WAS LEAKING IN SEVERAL PLACES
THE ROOF WAS LEAKING IN SEVERAL PLACES
A TEMPORARY ROOF TARP IS NEEDED
A TEMPORARY ROOF TARP IS NEEDED
THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE FUN!
THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE FUN!
PART OF THE TEAM WORKED ON THE TEMPORARY ROOF TARP AND THE OTHERS CUT UP DOWNED TREES AND BRUSH
PART OF THE TEAM WORKED ON THE TEMPORARY ROOF TARP AND THE OTHERS CUT UP DOWNED TREES AND BRUSH
THE CUT UP TREES AND BRUSH HAD TO BE PILED UP FOR BURNING
THE CUT UP TREES AND BRUSH HAD TO BE PILED UP FOR BURNING
CUTTING SMALL BRANCHES AND BRUSH WITH AN EXTENSION CHAIN SAW
CUTTING SMALL BRANCHES AND BRUSH WITH AN EXTENSION CHAIN SAW
THE BLUE TARP IS POSITIONED ON THE ROOF
THE BLUE TARP IS POSITIONED ON THE ROOF
SHARPENING THE CHAIN ON THE EXTENSION SAW
SHARPENING THE CHAIN ON THE EXTENSION SAW
A DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW BEST TO REPAIR  THE FRONT PART OF THE ROOF
A DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW BEST TO REPAIR THE FRONT PART OF THE ROOF
A REST PERIOD - IT WAS ABOUT 86 DEGREES F., WITH HIGH HUMIDITY
A REST PERIOD - IT WAS ABOUT 86 DEGREES F., WITH HIGH HUMIDITY
PACKING UP AFTER THE JOB IS FINISHED
PACKING UP AFTER THE JOB IS FINISHED
CEDAR BAYOU, NEAR COVE, TEXAS
CEDAR BAYOU, NEAR COVE, TEXAS
A HUNGRY CREW, BACK FOR LUNCH
A HUNGRY CREW, BACK FOR LUNCH
THE FEEDING CREW LADIES FILL UP THE CLAMSHELLS WITH FOOD FROM THE CAMBROS
THE FEEDING CREW LADIES FILL UP THE "CLAMSHELLS" WITH FOOD FROM THE CAMBROS
WASHING POTS, PANS AND CAMBROS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY ..... AND HAVING FUN DOING IT!
WASHING POTS, PANS AND CAMBROS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY ..... AND HAVING FUN DOING IT!
AFTER LUNCH, A NEW JOB
AFTER LUNCH, A NEW JOB
THE TEAM ASSESSES THE FLOODING DAMAGE
THE TEAM ASSESSES THE FLOODING DAMAGE
MOST OF THE RUINED FLOORING HAD ALREADY BEEN REMOVED
MOST OF THE RUINED FLOORING HAD ALREADY BEEN REMOVED
ONLY THE SUB-FLOORING REMAINED THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE HOUSE
ONLY THE SUB-FLOORING REMAINED THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE HOUSE
THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT THE LOWER WALLBOARD AND INSULATION HAD TO BE REMOVED TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MOLD
THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT THE LOWER WALLBOARD AND INSULATION HAD TO BE REMOVED TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MOLD
CLEAN-UP WAS A TEDIOUS JOB ............
CLEAN-UP WAS A TEDIOUS JOB ............
............ AND A MESSY JOB!
............ AND A MESSY JOB!
THE ENTIRE LOWER WALLS AND INSULATION WERE HARBORING MOLD AND HAD TO BE REMOVED
THE ENTIRE LOWER WALLS AND INSULATION WERE HARBORING MOLD AND HAD TO BE REMOVED
A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF TRINITY BAY, WHILE WE WORKED
A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF TRINITY BAY, WHILE WE WORKED
THE GARAGE HAD BEEN COMPLETELY FLOODED AND PUSHED OFF ITS FOUNDATION
THE GARAGE HAD BEEN COMPLETELY FLOODED AND PUSHED OFF ITS FOUNDATION
EVERYTHING IN THE GARAGE HAD BEEN SOAKED
EVERYTHING IN THE GARAGE HAD BEEN SOAKED
MORE RUINED ITEMS IN THE GARAGE
MORE RUINED ITEMS IN THE GARAGE
ONE OF THE MANY TRAILER LOADS HEADED FOR THE DUMP
ONE OF THE MANY TRAILER LOADS HEADED FOR THE DUMP
DESTROYED FENCING
DESTROYED FENCING
THE BASEMENT HAD BEEN FLOODED AND WAS FILLED WITH MOLD
THE BASEMENT HAD BEEN FLOODED AND WAS FILLED WITH MOLD
THE BASEMENT FLOORING WAS ROTTED AND COVERED WITH MOLD
THE BASEMENT FLOORING WAS ROTTED AND COVERED WITH MOLD
GETTING SOME FRESH AIR, AFTER WORKING IN THE BASEMENT
GETTING SOME FRESH AIR, AFTER WORKING IN THE BASEMENT
ROTTED, MOLD-COVERED FLOORING WAS REMOVED FROM THE BASEMENT AND TAKEN TO THE DUMP
ROTTED, MOLD-COVERED FLOORING WAS REMOVED FROM THE BASEMENT AND TAKEN TO THE DUMP
SOMEWHAT WORSE FOR THE WEAR, AFTER HOURS OF CLEANING UP THE BASEMENT
SOMEWHAT WORSE FOR THE WEAR, AFTER HOURS OF CLEANING UP THE BASEMENT
MANY TONS OF DIRT HAD TO BE HAULED IN TO REPLACE SOIL THAT HAD BEEN WASHED AWAY BY THE HURRICANE SURGE
MANY TONS OF DIRT HAD TO BE HAULED IN TO REPLACE SOIL THAT HAD BEEN WASHED AWAY BY THE HURRICANE SURGE
GETTING A BIRD'S EYE VIEW
GETTING A "BIRD'S EYE" VIEW
WORKING ON THE GARAGE DOOR
WORKING ON THE GARAGE DOOR
PRESENTING THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL TO THE HOME OWNER AND HER NEIGHBOR
PRESENTING THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL TO THE HOME OWNER AND HER NEIGHBOR
THE TEAM LISTENS TO THE PRESENTATION
THE TEAM LISTENS TO THE PRESENTATION
THE HOME OWNER WAS GIVEN A BIBLE, SIGNED BY ALL THE TEAM MEMBERS
THE HOME OWNER WAS GIVEN A BIBLE, SIGNED BY ALL THE TEAM MEMBERS
GETTING READY FOR A NEW DAY'S WORK
GETTING READY FOR A NEW DAY'S WORK
THEY WANT US TO DO WHAT ???
THEY WANT US TO DO WHAT ???
OUR NEXT JOB WAS A LOCAL CHURCH THAT HAD SUSTAINED WIND AND WATER DAMAGE
OUR NEXT JOB WAS A LOCAL CHURCH THAT HAD SUSTAINED WIND AND WATER DAMAGE
GEARING UP FOR THE WORK AT THE CHURCH
GEARING UP FOR THE WORK AT THE CHURCH
SUITING UP TO USE ONE OF THE CHAINSAWS
SUITING UP TO USE ONE OF THE CHAINSAWS
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT ...... WAIT, NO! ..... JUST A LITTLE HELP WITH THE STRAPS ON THOSE PROTECTIVE CHAPS
"YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT ......" WAIT, NO! ..... JUST A LITTLE HELP WITH THE STRAPS ON THOSE PROTECTIVE CHAPS
HMMMM ..... WHERE TO BEGIN ???
HMMMM ..... WHERE TO BEGIN ???
MANY OF THE DOWNED AND DAMAGED TREES WERE BEAUTIFUL CEDARS
MANY OF THE DOWNED AND DAMAGED TREES WERE BEAUTIFUL CEDARS
WE CUT A FEW THIN SLABS OF CEDAR TO TAKE HOME
WE CUT A FEW THIN SLABS OF CEDAR TO TAKE HOME
SOME REALLY BEAUTIFUL WOOD
SOME REALLY BEAUTIFUL WOOD
A BIG CUTTING JOB
A BIG CUTTING JOB
WARNING SIGN, INSIDE THE CHURCH
WARNING SIGN, INSIDE THE CHURCH
DUMPING THE WET MATERIALS THAT HAD BEEN TORN OUT
DUMPING THE WET MATERIALS THAT HAD BEEN TORN OUT
PILES OF WET, MOLDY INSULATION AWAITING DISPOSAL
PILES OF WET, MOLDY INSULATION AWAITING DISPOSAL
DAMAGED CARPET
DAMAGED CARPET
PICKING UP THE LITTLE PIECES ..... A TEDIOUS JOB!
PICKING UP THE LITTLE PIECES ..... A TEDIOUS JOB!
DEBRIS IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH
DEBRIS IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH
TOUGH ON YOUR BACK!
TOUGH ON YOUR BACK!
TAKING A WELL DESERVED BREAK
TAKING A WELL DESERVED BREAK
BACK TO WORK, WITH WOOD CHIPS FLYING
BACK TO WORK, WITH WOOD CHIPS FLYING
HAULING OFF THE BIG PIECES
HAULING OFF THE BIG PIECES
A WHEELBARROW MAKES A NICE SEAT FOR SHARPENING THE CHAIN!
A WHEELBARROW MAKES A NICE SEAT FOR SHARPENING THE CHAIN!
PICKING UP THE PIECES
PICKING UP THE PIECES
ONE OF THE MANY TRAILER LOADS
ONE OF THE MANY TRAILER LOADS
DEFINITELY A TWO-MAN JOB ...... THREE, IF THESE GUYS WEREN'T SO STRONG!
DEFINITELY A TWO-MAN JOB ...... THREE, IF THESE GUYS WEREN'T SO STRONG!
THE CHURCH'S FRONT YARD LOOKED MUCH BETTER WHEN WE LEFT!
THE CHURCH'S FRONT YARD LOOKED MUCH BETTER WHEN WE LEFT!
A TRICKY TREE REMOVAL BEGINS
A TRICKY TREE REMOVAL BEGINS
ATTACHING THE STABILIZING ROPE
ATTACHING THE STABILIZING ROPE
THE STABILIZING ROPE WAS ATTACHED TO A PICKUP TRUCK, TO ENSURE THE TREE FELL IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ....... WE HOPED!
THE STABILIZING ROPE WAS ATTACHED TO A PICKUP TRUCK, TO ENSURE THE TREE FELL IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ....... WE HOPED!
SOME FINAL, DELICATE CUTS BEFORE FELLING THE TREE
SOME FINAL, DELICATE CUTS BEFORE FELLING THE TREE
THE WAITING BEGINS ...... WILL THE TREE FALL IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
THE WAITING BEGINS ...... WILL THE TREE FALL IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
THE TREE IS DOWN, WITH NO COLLATERAL DAMAGE!
THE TREE IS DOWN, WITH NO COLLATERAL DAMAGE!
IT REALLY WAS CLOSE TO THE FENCE!
IT REALLY WAS CLOSE TO THE FENCE!
OUR NEXT JOB ASSIGNMENT ...... A MOBILE HOME WITH A LEAKING ROOF
OUR NEXT JOB ASSIGNMENT ...... A MOBILE HOME WITH A LEAKING ROOF
HURRICANE IKE ALSO DAMAGED THE MOBILE HOME'S SKIRTING
HURRICANE IKE ALSO DAMAGED THE MOBILE HOME'S SKIRTING
SCOPING OUT THE PROBLEM
SCOPING OUT THE PROBLEM
BEGINNING THE TEMPORARY ROOF REPAIRS
BEGINNING THE TEMPORARY ROOF REPAIRS
INSTALLING A FULL-ROOF COVERING WITH A TEMPORARY TARP
INSTALLING A FULL-ROOF COVERING WITH A TEMPORARY TARP
NOT NECESSARILY PRETTY, BUT IT WILL KEEP THE RAIN OUT
NOT NECESSARILY PRETTY, BUT IT WILL KEEP THE RAIN OUT
DRIVING TO OUR NEXT JOB ASSIGNMENT
DRIVING TO OUR NEXT JOB ASSIGNMENT
THIS HOUSE WAS REASONABLY INTACT, BUT HAD A LOT OF DOWNED TREES IN THE FRONT YARD
THIS HOUSE WAS REASONABLY INTACT, BUT HAD A LOT OF DOWNED TREES IN THE FRONT YARD
YOU WANT ALL THAT DEBRIS CARRIED WHERE???
YOU WANT ALL THAT DEBRIS CARRIED WHERE???
THE BACKYARD OVERLOOKS TRINITY BAY, ACROSS FROM HOUSTON
THE BACKYARD OVERLOOKS TRINITY BAY, ACROSS FROM HOUSTON
TOURING THE DAMAGE
TOURING THE DAMAGE
A DEBRIS FIELD, CREATED BY HURRICANE IKE'S SURGE UP TRINITY BAY
A DEBRIS FIELD, CREATED BY HURRICANE IKE'S SURGE UP TRINITY BAY
A MUCH DESERVED WATER BREAK ..... IT WAS HOT!
A MUCH DESERVED WATER BREAK ..... IT WAS HOT!
ME, ENJOYING THE NICE BREEZE OFF TRINITY BAY, DURING A RARE BREAK
ME, ENJOYING THE NICE BREEZE OFF TRINITY BAY, DURING A RARE BREAK
ANCHORING STRAPS KEPT THIS MOBILE HOME FROM TURNING OVER, BUT DIDN'T DO MUCH ELSE TO PROTECT IT FROM THE FURY OF HURRICANE IKE
ANCHORING STRAPS KEPT THIS MOBILE HOME FROM TURNING OVER, BUT DIDN'T DO MUCH ELSE TO PROTECT IT FROM THE FURY OF HURRICANE IKE
A BARBECUED CHICKEN DINNER FOR US
A BARBECUED CHICKEN DINNER FOR US
THE FEEDING TEAM PREPARES ANOTHER EARLY MORNING BREAKFAST
THE FEEDING TEAM PREPARES ANOTHER EARLY MORNING BREAKFAST
HALF-ASLEEP WORKERS, WAITING FOR BREAKFAST TO BE SERVED
HALF-ASLEEP WORKERS, WAITING FOR BREAKFAST TO BE SERVED
CONTACTING THE HOMEOWNER ABOUT A WORK ORDER
CONTACTING THE HOMEOWNER ABOUT A WORK ORDER
READY FOR ANOTHER DAY OF WORK
READY FOR ANOTHER DAY OF WORK
WE'RE NOT SURE THESE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS ARE QUITE RIGHT
WE'RE NOT SURE THESE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS ARE QUITE RIGHT
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR EYEGLASSES WHEN YOU STEP OUT OF AN AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLE INTO THE HOT, MUGGY EAST TEXAS AIR!
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR EYEGLASSES WHEN YOU STEP OUT OF AN AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLE INTO THE HOT, MUGGY EAST TEXAS AIR!
ANOTHER JOB ASSIGNMENT LOCATION
ANOTHER JOB ASSIGNMENT LOCATION
A LOT OF DOWNED AND DAMAGED TREES HERE
A LOT OF DOWNED AND DAMAGED TREES HERE
FORMULATING A BATTLE PLAN FOR THE JOB
FORMULATING A "BATTLE PLAN" FOR THE JOB
SOME SERIOUS CUTTING AND DRAGGING REQUIRED HERE!
SOME SERIOUS CUTTING AND DRAGGING REQUIRED HERE!
TREES AND LIMBS WERE DOWN EVERYWHERE
TREES AND LIMBS WERE DOWN EVERYWHERE
A  HOMEOWNER DESCRIBES THE CONDITIONS DURING THE HURRICANE
A HOMEOWNER DESCRIBES THE CONDITIONS DURING THE HURRICANE
PILES OF DEBRIS TO BE HAULED OFF TO THE ROAD
PILES OF DEBRIS TO BE HAULED OFF TO THE ROAD
A FEW TEXAS RESIDENTS WE DIDN'T LIKE VERY MUCH!
A FEW TEXAS RESIDENTS WE DIDN'T LIKE VERY MUCH!
BETTER START ANOTHER PILE
BETTER START ANOTHER PILE
PULLING THE BIG PILES WITH THE TRUCK ELIMINATED HAVING TO STACK THE DEBRIS ONTO THE TRAILER
PULLING THE BIG PILES WITH THE TRUCK ELIMINATED HAVING TO STACK THE DEBRIS ONTO THE TRAILER
A GREAT TIME AND WORK SAVER - IT WAS A LONG WAY TO THE MAIN ROAD
A GREAT TIME AND WORK SAVER - IT WAS A LONG WAY TO THE MAIN ROAD
STILL LOTS OF CUTTING TO DO!
STILL LOTS OF CUTTING TO DO!
EVEN THE MINI-BUS WAS PRESSED INTO SERVICE!
EVEN THE MINI-BUS WAS PRESSED INTO SERVICE!
A BIG CUTTING JOB!
A BIG CUTTING JOB!
THE ROAD CREW, ARRANGING THE DEBRIS PILES AND KEEPING THE MAIN ROAD CLEAR
THE "ROAD CREW", ARRANGING THE DEBRIS PILES AND KEEPING THE MAIN ROAD CLEAR
CUTTING UP THE BIG PIECES AFTER THEY HAD BEEN DRAGGED TO THE ROAD BY THE TRUCK
CUTTING UP THE BIG PIECES AFTER THEY HAD BEEN DRAGGED TO THE ROAD BY THE TRUCK
SOME PRETTY EXTENSIVE PILES!
SOME PRETTY EXTENSIVE PILES!
THE BIG PIECE HAD FINALLY BEEN CUT AND NOW PRESENTED A CHALLENGE TO THE TRUCK CREW
THE BIG PIECE HAD FINALLY BEEN CUT AND NOW PRESENTED A CHALLENGE TO THE TRUCK CREW
THE TEAM STOPPED BY LOWE'S TO PURCHASE NEW CHAINS FOR THE SAWS
THE TEAM STOPPED BY LOWE'S TO PURCHASE NEW CHAINS FOR THE SAWS
WHOA! ...... YOU'RE EVEN TAKING PICTURES IN HERE???
WHOA! ...... YOU'RE EVEN TAKING PICTURES IN HERE???
HMMMM ..... THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHAINS!
HMMMM ..... THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHAINS!
A METAL STORAGE BUILDING, MADE SOMEWHAT WORSE FOR THE WEAR BY HURRICANE IKE
A METAL STORAGE BUILDING, MADE SOMEWHAT WORSE FOR THE WEAR BY HURRICANE IKE
A SMALL TEXAS TREE FROG, CLIMBING HIGHER TO ESCAPE THE CHAIN SAWS
A SMALL TEXAS TREE FROG, CLIMBING HIGHER TO ESCAPE THE CHAIN SAWS
IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE IMAGE TO VISUALIZE  BONE TIRED, THIS WOULD BE IT
IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE IMAGE TO VISUALIZE "BONE TIRED", THIS WOULD BE IT
COOLING DOWN AFTER A LONG, HOT DAY
COOLING DOWN AFTER A LONG, HOT DAY
WINDING DOWN, AFTER A LONG, HOT  DAY
WINDING DOWN, AFTER A LONG, HOT DAY
THE TEAM LEFT THE PROPERTY IN MUCH BETTER CONDITION THAN THEY FOUND IT
THE TEAM LEFT THE PROPERTY IN MUCH BETTER CONDITION THAN THEY FOUND IT
THE FEEDING OPERATION MOVED FROM THE OLD K-MART PARKING LOT TO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BAYTOWN
THE FEEDING OPERATION MOVED FROM THE OLD K-MART PARKING LOT TO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BAYTOWN
THE FEEDING LADIES GAVE ME A TEXAS POTATO!  - (THE PENNY ON THE PLATE HELPS SHOW ACTUAL SIZE)
THE FEEDING LADIES GAVE ME A "TEXAS POTATO"! - (THE PENNY ON THE PLATE HELPS SHOW ACTUAL SIZE)
ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS BAKED OUR TEAM A HUGE CAKE, TO SHOW HER APPRECIATION
ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS BAKED OUR TEAM A HUGE CAKE, TO SHOW HER APPRECIATION
ANOTHER HOMEOWNER, OBVIOUSLY A FAN OF THE KING, GAVE US A THANK-YOU CARD
ANOTHER HOMEOWNER, OBVIOUSLY A FAN OF "THE KING", GAVE US A THANK-YOU CARD
RELAXING, TALKING WITH BARBIE, AT THE END OF A LONG DAY
RELAXING, TALKING WITH "BARBIE", AT THE END OF A LONG DAY
AN UNPLEASENT SURPRISE ON THURSDAY MORNING
AN UNPLEASENT SURPRISE ON THURSDAY MORNING
SEEING THAT MORE DRASTIC MEASURES WERE NEEDED, OUR TEAM CLIMBED ON TOP TO ASSESS THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM
SEEING THAT MORE DRASTIC MEASURES WERE NEEDED, OUR TEAM CLIMBED ON TOP TO ASSESS THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM
THE PROBLEM HAVING BEEN PROPERLY ASSESSED, OUT CAME THE UBIQUITOUS BLUE TARP
THE PROBLEM HAVING BEEN PROPERLY ASSESSED, OUT CAME THE UBIQUITOUS BLUE TARP
GOOD JOB GUYS ...... NOW WE HAVE THE ONLY A-FRAME BUNK TRAILER IN EXISTENCE!
GOOD JOB GUYS ...... NOW WE HAVE THE ONLY A-FRAME BUNK TRAILER IN EXISTENCE!
NO RAIN CAN STOP ME, AS LONG AS I HAVE MY FRIEND, MICKEY!
NO RAIN CAN STOP ME, AS LONG AS I HAVE MY FRIEND, MICKEY!
THE TEAM PRAYS WITH THE HOMEOWNER, BEFORE STARTING THE DAY'S WORK
THE TEAM PRAYS WITH THE HOMEOWNER, BEFORE STARTING THE DAY'S WORK
A LITTLE DRIZZLE CAN'T STOP OUR FOLKS!
A LITTLE DRIZZLE CAN'T STOP OUR FOLKS!
ONE OF MANY LOADS OF DEBRIS TAKEN TO THE ROADSIDE
ONE OF MANY LOADS OF DEBRIS TAKEN TO THE ROADSIDE
SADLY, ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL TEXAS CEDAR TREES
SADLY, ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL TEXAS CEDAR TREES
PULLING DOWN BROKEN BRANCHES AND VINES WITH A PICKUP TRUCK
PULLING DOWN BROKEN BRANCHES AND VINES WITH A PICKUP TRUCK
SEARCHING FOR A LOST CELL PHONE
SEARCHING FOR A LOST CELL PHONE
THE CHAGRINED OWNER IS FINALLY REUNITED WITH HIS CELL PHONE!
THE CHAGRINED OWNER IS FINALLY REUNITED WITH HIS CELL PHONE!
OUR TEAM LEADERS, REVIEWING THE NEXT JOB ASSIGNMENT WORK ORDER
OUR TEAM LEADERS, REVIEWING THE NEXT JOB ASSIGNMENT WORK ORDER
THE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS ALWAYS LOOKED RELATIVELY SIMPLE, BUT OUR DIRECTIONALLY-CHALLENGED TEAM USUALLY MANAGED TO GET LOST!
THE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS ALWAYS LOOKED RELATIVELY SIMPLE, BUT OUR DIRECTIONALLY-CHALLENGED TEAM USUALLY MANAGED TO GET LOST!
A QUICK GLANCE TOLD US OUR NEXT JOB WAS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE
A QUICK GLANCE TOLD US OUR NEXT JOB WAS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE
HURRICANE IKE BROUGHT SOME SERIOUS WIND TO THIS AREA
HURRICANE IKE BROUGHT SOME SERIOUS WIND TO THIS AREA
WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE THAN A CHAINSAW FOR THIS TREE!
WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE THAN A CHAINSAW FOR THIS TREE!
WHERE TO BEGIN???
WHERE TO BEGIN???
IN SOME PARTS OF THE PROPERTY, THERE WAS SO MUCH DEBRIS WE COULDN'T EVEN SEE THE GROUND
IN SOME PARTS OF THE PROPERTY, THERE WAS SO MUCH DEBRIS WE COULDN'T EVEN SEE THE GROUND
GEARING UP FOR THE JOB
GEARING UP FOR THE JOB
THE GARAGE WAS A BIT WORSE FOR THE WEAR!
THE GARAGE WAS A BIT WORSE FOR THE WEAR!
THE GARAGE LOOKED A LITTLE BETTER AFTER WE GOT THE BIG STUFF OFF OF IT, BUT IT WAS STILL PRETTY FLAT!
THE GARAGE LOOKED A LITTLE BETTER AFTER WE GOT THE BIG STUFF OFF OF IT, BUT IT WAS STILL PRETTY FLAT!
LINING UP FOR A PIECE OF LOG TO CARRY TO THE ROAD
LINING UP FOR A PIECE OF LOG TO CARRY TO THE ROAD
MAYBE NEXT TIME WE CAN BRING A BIGGER CHAINSAW???
MAYBE NEXT TIME WE CAN BRING A BIGGER CHAINSAW???
CUTTING UP A DEAD TREE IN SNAKE COUNTRY
CUTTING UP A DEAD TREE IN "SNAKE COUNTRY"
NOW, THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE FUN!
NOW, THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE FUN!
A WELL DESERVED WATER BREAK
A WELL DESERVED WATER BREAK
DURING A WORK BREAK, THE HOMEOWNER ENTERTAINED THE TEAM WITH SOME GOOD TEXAS HUMOR
DURING A WORK BREAK, THE HOMEOWNER ENTERTAINED THE TEAM WITH SOME GOOD TEXAS HUMOR
IF THERE WASN'T ROOM TO PULL IT DOWN WITH THE TRUCK, WE DID IT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY ......  WITH A HUMAN ROPE LINE!
IF THERE WASN'T ROOM TO PULL IT DOWN WITH THE TRUCK, WE DID IT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY ...... WITH A HUMAN ROPE LINE!
A NICE VISIT BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO HELP THIS HOMEOWNER
A NICE VISIT BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO HELP THIS HOMEOWNER
THE HOMEOWNER DOES ARTWORK AND CRAFTS WITH WOOD ..... SHE WILL HAVE LOTS OF MATERIAL AVAILABLE FOR A LONG TIME!
THE HOMEOWNER DOES ARTWORK AND CRAFTS WITH WOOD ..... SHE WILL HAVE LOTS OF MATERIAL AVAILABLE FOR A LONG TIME!
A PINK ROSE OF TEXAS, GROWING IN THE HOMEOWNER'S YARD - A SMALL BIT OF BEAUTY, AMID THE DESTRUCTION
A PINK ROSE OF TEXAS, GROWING IN THE HOMEOWNER'S YARD - A SMALL BIT OF BEAUTY, AMID THE DESTRUCTION
VISITING A LOCAL CHURCH THAT HAD SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE
VISITING A LOCAL CHURCH THAT HAD SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE
ALMOST ALL THE CHURCH'S INTERIOR SPACES HAD TO BE COMPLETELY GUTTED, INCLUDING THE SANCTUARY
ALMOST ALL THE CHURCH'S INTERIOR SPACES HAD TO BE COMPLETELY GUTTED, INCLUDING THE SANCTUARY
PORTIONS OF THE CHURCH'S INTERIOR WALLS AND INSULATION HAVE BEEN REMOVED TO PREVENT FURTHER MOLD GROWTH
PORTIONS OF THE CHURCH'S INTERIOR WALLS AND INSULATION HAVE BEEN REMOVED TO PREVENT FURTHER MOLD GROWTH
TEAM MEMBERS TALK  WITH THE CHURCH PASTOR AND A CHURCH MEMBER
TEAM MEMBERS TALK WITH THE CHURCH PASTOR AND A CHURCH MEMBER
FINDING THE TRUE PERSPECTIVE
FINDING THE TRUE PERSPECTIVE
PACKING UP TO GO HOME ...... WITH PLANT SEEDS AND CUTTINGS!
PACKING UP TO GO HOME ...... WITH PLANT SEEDS AND CUTTINGS!
BACK HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA ...... AT LAST!
BACK HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA ...... AT LAST!