There has been something rather exciting going on at Shady Acres. Certain Man’s dream of building a pavilion that could be used for vehicles in the winter and for all manner of gatherings in the summer, is finally coming true! This week, Eldest Son and the company he works for, Wrights Construction, started the process.
The beginning of it all. A cold, but sunny morning. Things would change fast!
Eldest Son with good friend Matt. These two are a trip.
Knowing them as well as she does, CMW could have some anxiety
about entrusting the precious pavilion into their care.
(Actually, these two are the carpenters of choice for this job. No lie.)
“You gotta’ hug these things to work on them!”
It is safe to say that both of these fellows would much rather be hugging their girls on this cold morning.
(The question is, would the girls want to be hugging these half frozen guys with mud on their shoes?)
And the morning and the evening were the first day!
By the evening, it had started to snow. The fellows worked hard, and were ready for trusses by the next morning. The next morning, it was cold and snowing and sleeting and eventually just a freezing rain, and there was a layer of ice over everything. The fellow came to hang the trusses, so they worked through the incredible cold, coming into the house in late morning with the job done. They were wet and freezing and almost numb with the cold, but warm dry clothing, big mugs of hot chocolate and a warm fire cheered them up. They were glad to have the trusses in place. It was so cold and wet and rainy that day that there were no pictures taken. But this is what it looks like now, and we are all anxiously awaiting it to be completed. (These pictures were taken this morning. The snow is all gone, and it looks and feels like spring.
Ah, the promise of the resurrection.
Made even sweeter by the knowlege that Melanie Miller is safely home
in the arms of Jesus
as of this morning at around 11:30.