What a life!! He watches me while I work. This is Jack, and he has graciously decided to adopt DH and I, (he really did adopt us, and we are so happy he chose us).
Hope all is well with you, I wanted to stop by and give an update on our remodeling project.
We have gone from this...
I painted all of the trim, if in the future you see anything white, please note, moi painted it. I decided I wanted to save Mr P. some money, he figured almost $1500.
I'm not telling and don't ask Jack, he's not talking either., he knows who butters his bread
To me what makes a "HOME" is when "LOVE" is placed all about, which I am so looking forward to doing. There will be memories placed throughout of family photos, and of gifts that were lovingly given by family and friends. Gifts that say "I love you, and I care for you." I will add my small touches that say "I love you back, and you are always "WELCOMED HERE". Our homes should reflect our own individual "hearts", at least this is what I try to do.
I will also once again be pulling pots and pans out of the cabinet, busying myself in the kitchen baking something that smells so homey, hoping to rid our home of that fresh paint smell!~AHH~...
It will also give me a chance to give my new farmhouse sink a workout. The sink was on my wish list for a long time, DH decided now would be a great time to get it installed. Keep in mind that when the sink was bought and installed we didn't know about the two large windows that had to be replaced. Knowing me, I would not have got the sink, because I am so frugal. ~grin~
This has been a journey of journeys, I have learned so much not only about remodeling, but about myself as well. I firmly believe that God is in control of our life. This remodeling was not of our choosing, a tiny little leak in a pipe within a wall took us on this long journey, and if this little leak had not been found we would not have known about a more serious problem and that was of two picture windows that had been leaking water in the walls, which was beginning to cause mildew, and we all know that this would have led to "MOLD", thus health problems. Our home is only 12 yrs. old, we wondered how this could happen, the contractor informed us that the windows had been improperly installed.
Well Dear Friends, this is what we have been up to the last six months, and as I leave tonight, I am so thankful that this journey is almost completed, and am now wondering what new adventures and new journeys are ahead for us, one thing for sure, God is always with us, He never leaves us to travel the journeys alone, whether it is health problems, death, financial, family, or just a small leak in a wall problem. He makes a way for us to finish our journey, and in so doing prepares us for the next one.