Monday, September 26, 2011

It Is Done!

One day shy of two months and Mom's Space is done! We started taking down trees on July 25, 2011 and the last touch was finished on September 24, 2011. Now the only thing we need now is Mom, and of course to make her life more comfortable, she is probably going to want some furniture.

Monday Randal, Doug, and Brandon returned to build the back porch and ramp. And finish up a few odds and ends. And on Tuesday they started on the door in my sewing room. As you can see my late door was a very large door with a very large opening.

Quickly the guys stared enclosing the opening to the size of the new door.Added the

outside wallalong with insulation and then........

the door.Next came the cedar

to cover the insulationand framing the door.

Along with replacing the oak boards on the outside wall.

James and Johnathon returned on Thursday to run the gas line, so the Plumbers are done. Now Mom's space is ready for a heater. More shopping to do........

Stacy returned on Saturday to attach the vanity doors and drawer covers and now the vanity is done.The vanity light is hung and is waiting on a mirror from Mom's Towel racks are attached and the shower curtain is in placeBeside furniture the only thing missing is Mom. Next comes the move............

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's Later Than You Think

I was reading a devotional this morning that really touched base with me. I'd like to share some of it with you. The writer, Luci Swindoll, said when she was a child, her family had a chiming clock that had been handed down through the generations, a well loved treasure. This clock chime kept them on schedule with everyday routines, like meal time, wake up time, and bedtime. Many nights, from their respective bedrooms each member of the family would call out the number of chimes until the last one stopped.

One night, after all had gone to bed about midnight, the clock began to gong and they started counting: "Nine....ten....eleven....twelve." Just as they shouted TWELVE! the clock struck thirteen. They could hardly believe their ears. Where on earth did that come from? Then in perfect unison, they all called out: "It's later than you think!"

Isn't that a problem for many of us? We are always running out of time. We hurry through life trying to get everything done: working over time, eating fast food in the car, racing down the highway. We've all studied Time Management along with Multi Tasking. Everyday chores encourage us to hurry. We can do our laundry twice as fast as our grandmothers did; We can travel coast to coast faster than our ancestors every dreamed; Even a simple handwritten letter that use to take hours to write can now be done with a few keystrokes and the press or a button or the click of the mouse. And yet, we seem to have less time than our grandparents did. What has happened?

In our journey to save time, we're losing something important, the value of time. Our grandparents always had time for our parents as well as the grandchildren; They emphasized family meal time with beautifully served meals, they had time for family reunions setting under the shad trees having long conversations and thoroughly enjoying each others company. They had time for everything in life that was important, because they took time to live.....

Let today be the very day, do something that takes a bit of extra time to do and do it. Do it for yourself. Do it for a family member. Do it for a neighbor or friend. Do it for the Lord.....Don't wait for another time. Rejoice in this day and be glad! Tonight, your clock could strike thirteen.

Whenever you find yourself in a hurry, bring this Scripture to mind, and rejoice in the Lord!

   "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24

Friday, September 16, 2011

We Are Ever So Close......

 We are getting there. The floors are down, the last of the painting is done and the closet doors are up.

Kind of dark, but the next one is better

The bathroom tile is also downWe are waiting on the plumber to come back the first of next week. The vanity is in, but we are waiting on the doors and the drawer covers to arrive.

The deck rails are up and the steps are in place.

And it rained today, or should I say sprinkled. Either way we have moisture!

The cedar covering the window openings that were removed in the back bedroom is installed. I am now in the process of cleaning this room and getting the furniture back in its place.

Next week they will replace the sliding glass door in my sewing room and build the back porch. It won't be long.......

Sunday, September 11, 2011


As I was studying my Sunday School Lesson this morning I came across an illustration that spoke to me and I want to share it with you.


A basketball in my hands is worth about $19
A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands is
worth about $33 million
It depends whose hands it’s in..........

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6
A baseball in Mark McGuire’s hands is worth $19 million
It depends whose hands it’s in............

A tennis racket is useless in my hands
A tennis racket in Pete Sampras’ hands
is a Wimbledon Championship
It depends whose hands it’s in..........

A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal
A rod in Moses’ hands will part the mighty sea
It depends whose hands it’s in..........

A sling shot in my hands is a kid’s toy
A sling shot in David’s hand is a mighty weapon.
It depends whose hands it’s in.............

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands
is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in God’s
hands will feed thousands
It depends whose hands it’s in............

Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse
Nails in Jesus Christ’s hands will produce
salvation for the entire world.
It depends whose hands it’s in............

As you see now it depends whose hands it’s in.
So put your concerns, your worries, your fears,
your hopes, your dreams, your families and
your relationships in God’s hands because

It depends whose hands it’s in
.(Author Unknown)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

We're Getting There

Once again, it's been a busy week! On Monday the crew finished staining the outside of Mom's Space. The baseboards, crown molding, window and door trims were delivered and primed The next day the crew attached the crown molding, and then cut through to the older part of the house and hung a door. The electrician came and hung the fans while the guys worked on the windows. A closer look at the windowsMom's closet now has two shelves and two rods to hang her clothesBaseboard were installedAnd the closet now has a door.Happy Birthday Mom! It won't be long now.