This afternoon I went to an Open House (and barbeque!) at a recently built
Self-Help home. The Self-Help program puts together groups of potential home-owners and they work together to build each others' houses. The program generally takes about a year, but at the end of it you have a brand-new home and the sense of accomplishment that comes from building not only that house, but also houses for your friends! The family that built this house has turned it into a beautiful home. Their daughter couldn't stay home from school for the Open House, but she left this message for us. It was very sweet!