As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Thursday, May 1, 2008

An Early Good Morning Wave

Well, folks, we are seeing very positive change at this point. In other words, some things are coming together, and it sure feels good because frankly, we are getting tired.

Yesterday, I painted the hallway, so it is done except for the floor and base molding.

In the living room and entry way:
--the ceiling texture was fixed
--the crown molding went up
--I caulked the crown molding. A new experience, but I'm very pleased with the result.
--the ceiling, molding, and walls were painted.
--the doors (all four) were painted.

The kitchen:
We lost the wall except for two post-sets holding the roof up.

--I will pick up the wood for the built in shelves for the living room. I figure we'll get those built and painted on Saturday.
--The sunroom will get sheetrocked and taped and bedded.

Our contractor plans to be done by a week from Saturday because he has a trip scheduled and wants us done before he leaves. We want us done before he leaves. :-)

As for us, we have more texturing, painting, crown molding, caulking, and shelves to build in the sunroom and kitchen before we can put in the floor and replace the base trim. We figure that will taken another week after he is done simple because we'll have to move the furniture around. Prayerfully, we'll be done with it all in 2 1/2 weeks or less. However, besides that, I have pictures to do, Anna's birthday, pictures to process and deliver, and life in general. We have a full few weeks, but we see change, and that is encouraging. We like the results.

Before I try to get more sleep, I want to respond to some questions and other blog references.

Jan, yes, I do plan on posting pictures. However, I want to do the whole story, and I have not had time.

Wendy, I did see that I was tagged on your board. I will play. Hopefully, it'll be next week. I have to have Fiddler pictures done on Tuesday, and I am shooting senior pictures on Wednesday. As soon as those are processed, I will be able to look at my computer with the idea of fun rather than work.

Wendy, I will forward you the Beautiful Women posts if you want. I do have your email, don't I?

Also, Jan was very kind and gave me two awards while I've been out of the loop. I'll share about those when I am able to give them respectable time and mental processes.

If anyone else has tagged me or commented to me on your blogs, please let me know. I have been glancing through blogs when I can, but mostly, I'm so tired that when I get still, I doze off. Right now I am awake because I ache horribly. I don't know who invented ibuprofen, but may God bless him/her and that person's family forever.

Okay, I'm goinig to try to go back to bed now.

I look forward to posting soon and showing y'all the major remodel we are being blessed with. God is so kind and good, and He has allowed us to do this. To give you a glimpse of the none visual impact, Rob and Anna were both taking the highest level antihistamine they could due to allergies. After we pulled up the carpet and 40-year old linoleum, which stunk horribly, and the leaky fireplace had been removed, within days both were off allergy medicine. My friends, this hasn't been easy, but sometimes the road to healing is messy, hard, discouraging, tiring--and altogether worth it.

May you embrace and offer thanks for the remodeling God does in your life.


Jan Parrish said...

How tired you must be. I can't wait to see all the pictures.

Jerri Phillips said...

The living room is beautiful, exactly what I had hoped for. We are down to details, like putting ceiling fans up and putting the vent covers back. We have door trim and base trim to replace, but that will be once the floors are in, which is when all the rooms are finished because we are putting laminate in all of them.

We do have our dining table back in the house. We've been eating ont he deck almost every day, which has been fun, but with the high winds and storms that come this time of year, it is sometimes more of an adventure than we want.

The dining room roof is gone, and replacing it starts today. The sunroom has some outside cover done along with a lot of drywall. It is wonderful.

All in all, it has been tiring, but we are loving the result.

I finished processing Fiddler pictures last night, and I burned 30 CDs. That is a huge load off. Now, I simply need to label and bag them.

I'm taking Anna and one of her little friends out for a late lunch and girl time to celebrate Anna's birthday this afternoon.

When I get home, I will most likely go to bed. Last Friday I lay down for a "power nap", and I slept 4 hours. Then I slept 10 hours that night. Guess I was tired. I don't think I am that tired today, though.

Okay, I'm rambling. Time to get ready to head out for the day.

See you soon.