This next volunteer site is for the Oregon Habitat for Humanity who build homes to eliminate substandard housing.Okay ready for my second day of volunteer action; next stop the build site of Habitat for Humanity. Great news! This time I have a tape recorder for interviews! My cousin Josh dropped me off and went off to his work down the street for a couple hours until it was time for him to pick me up. Yes, I have to do this all alone without a partner there to help me, but it shouldn't be that bad, so it is in this mind that I confidently walk up to the first person I see. "Excuse me, do you know who Jinny is?" I ask, looking for the lady I was told was in charge of this site and would know what to do. Listening to the instructions given by people I find Jinny working away in her pink hard hat. I introduce myself and tell her what I'm there for, and Jinny immediately helps me get started. After signing a waiver start out by walking up to the house that is currently being most worked on. It is the only house there that does not have the framing, or basic structure already built. Most of the volunteers are hammering away, lifting up walls, or hauling boards at this home in the making. So I walk the plank up to the floor and first have to ask around and make sure everyone is ok with a little photo shooting. Everyone is ok with it, so I start going to and fro across the floor, shooting a saw wielder here and a group lifting a wall there. I grow anxious to try out this new recorder and think that I had might as well get the interviews done with, but who to interview? Who better then the lady in charge, so I ask Jinny when it looks like she isn't too busy and she agrees. Settling down on the steps kind of a way from all the noise, I have my first actual interview with the tape recorder. Let me tell you, it was so much better then trying to write stuff down as fast as I could only to end with scribbles. Next I took a few more pictures in some mostly finished houses and tried for another interview with someone recommended by Jinny. It turned out fine as well, the only things I wish I could have done better were, being more organized with my questions and being more in tune with everything that was being said. What I mean is, I wish I could have contributed more to the conversations than just saying ok or cool and asking questions, but I guess that's what an interview is all about, ask, ask, ask! I went back up to construction for a little and when I finally feel I have taken more than enough pictures, I have no idea what to do next. Then I remember that it was suggested that I talk to a young boy from one of the families that was moving into one of these homes. He had been at the site the whole day, doing whatever he could to help such as pick up all the stray nails and gathering spare wood together. I then decided to find him and see if I could interview him to get another point of view on this program. When I found him he very kindly answered my questions and was very excited about his new home. We even went on a tour of his new home to be and got a couple pictures. When we were done I thought it would be fun to try and help on the site even though Jinny had already told me there was nothing for me to do, (I guess my lack of skill with construction showed). I got another interview with a guy who had been on many other volunteer sites including one with Jimmy Carter! At about 3ish it turns out that everyone's getting ready to go. First though its clean up time. I ask Jinny what I can do to help now, and I'm told I can help clean up the scraps of wood. I start picking up all the weird looking pieces of wood and throwing them in the scrap truck, although I do have to occasionally ask to make sure its not still usable. (Hey, how am I supposed to know? They could always use little odds and ends for leveling or stuff like that, maybe). After everything is tidied up people chat for a little while and the crowd begins to disperse. I thank Jinny and say my farewells too, as I go to wait next to the exit for my cousin and she goes towards the site again. I organize all of my paperwork, check the camera, and then pull out a book to read while I'm waiting. Minutes later Josh pulls up and I'm once again headed towards home. And that was my visit to the Oregon Habitat for Humanity.Site.