Treats: Spent the morning helping put on the roof (decking, as we roof putter-oners call it) of a Nashville Habitat for Humanity home, (the ninth to be built by members of the church to which I belong). This morning, four different churches were each constructing a house in the new Providence Park community, a planned community that will have 141 homes and a 4-acre Metro Park (the project has a photo-blog.) If you’ve never participated in a Habitat or similar construction project, I highly recommend the experience. Fortunately, our church has a number of seasoned, experienced carpenters who know how to organize and coach a squad including unskilled (but quck-learning) laborers like me.

After completeting the morning shift at the Habitat House, I picked up my son at church and made it to the Titans game by kickoff. An exciting game in which not only the team, but the fans turned up — loud and supportive, despite the rocky season. The Titans were the last team standing (against the Bengals) and so therefore ended with a “W” in their record (3-5). Except for a couple of botched (and costly) plays on defense, the Titans looked strong — especially with a backup QB leading the team. Chris Brown, who has “turf toe,” ran for 147 yards. It was even a good day for the running back Chris replaced as his team also won and he came within a yard of breaking 100. Ed-die.

Now, it’s time to get ready for the trick or treaters.

2 thoughts on “Treats

  1. I second the emotion on helping build a Habitat house. It’s easy to write a check, but as Lowell wrote in “The Vision of Sir Launfal, ”
    “In whatso we share with another’s need,–
    Not that which we give, but what we share,–
    For the gift without the giver is bare;
    Who bestows himself with his alms feeds three,–
    Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.”

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