Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Mission Blessing!

Steve's new big truck! After months and months of searching and trying to find it, we came upon an add from a couple in Idaho that were leaving to serve a mission in the Phillipines and needed to sell their truck. We went to see it. Fell in love with it! Now it is ours! How did we afford this ? Each month as we served our mision, we were blesed with the ability to put away money into savings. This is our "Mission Truck". A blessing for serving!
For those who want to know what it is--a Dodge, diesel, 250.

This is our big truck next to its little brother. Reminds me of the silly movie, "Twins" with Arnold Swarshnegger and Danny Devito.
We now have a "puller' for our little 5th wheel. Can't wait to go traveling.

One More Day!

For over a month this has been the condition of our living room . . .

and our computer room . . .

our little food pantry . . .aka . .computer room!
This is all coming to an end! Our cabinets are in, tomorrow all this is going to be organized, cleaned and put away. I really can understand the scripture . . .and it came to pass!
Stay tuned for the open house tour that will come soon! It is almost done.

He Blessed US!

Once in a while a special thing happens! For the past four years Steve and I have dreamed of changes and improvements we would like to make to our home. Our home is an old home and so many things were on our dream list! The task of taking this all was overwhelming and the list endless. Our front porch was old, crumbling, falling apart. This is the new version, almost finished. We were blessed to have an extra pair of hands to help with this project.
My brother, Kumen, came and stayed with us for two weeks. During the time he was here, he completely re-roofed our garage, and then constructed the new porch for us. Having him here was a blessing and a special time for me to get to know my brother. So glad we did this!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This Old House!

Well, that is what it feels like. Just like the TV program we are watching our house being transformed from a "This Old House" to one of our dreams. Or at least lots of the dreams we have had for our house are coming true. Notice the new steps and new floor of the front porch, plus look, a roof to keep the rain off. I love it! My brother, Kumen, built the steps and the new floor. Great job.
Look at that marvelous deck! The worker men are busy adding the siding to finish off the eve. Lots of construction stuff, equipment, ladders, saws, etc. But it is coming together so great!

This is a start on our kitchen. Notice the beautiful new door. Then look at those cabinets, Alder with a glaze. Love it! You are seeing the cabinets that will be a pantry, coat closet, and then under the window will be storage cabinets with pull out drawers and there will be a granite counter there. At the right side, is my little secretary area where I will have a place for phone, junk drawer, phone books, and all my cook books!

Sorry this is sideways, but take a side glance into my upstairs laundry room. Small, cozy, and I will love it. You can just get a glimpse of the new stairway going down.

We just walk sideways here at our house. This is the beautiful stair railing . It matches the cabinets. I can honestly say, I am more than ready for the transformation to be done. But . . have patience, have patience, don't be in such a hurry. It really has gone quite quickly. This week the cabinets should be finished, all the outside siding and finishing should be done, and I think the deck should be finished this week as well. I gave up painting, until the worker men are finished, as every wall that I painted, now have to be redone and touched up. Sloppy fellows.