The sun room is coming right along, thanks to the vision and energy and incredible abilities of Certain Man. Eldest Son procured a job this week (Yippee, yippee, yay, yay, yay!) but it meant that the work on the sun room was greatly slowed down. So, this week, Certain Man has been busy with whatever he can possibly get done with a little help here and there — some of Eldest Son’s, some of mine, some of Beloved Son in Law, but mostly, Middle Daughter, affectionately known as Beeba. This is what things look like today with all their great efforts:
Certain Man was working inside to tighten down these posts so that the electrician can get in at the beginning of next week. He is also trying to get someone in to do the siding.
And Beeba was on the roof, where we plan to have a deck someday, leveling and announcing her findings to her daddy inside so that everything would be straight.
She is a very good carpenter’s helper!!! A couple of years on an MDS crew has been invaluable to her. She also helped in construction on a missions trip to Papua, New Guinea. Her Daddy is very satisfied, even pleased with her abilities, strength and stamina. Yay, Beeba!!!
Wait, Deborah, be careful. Don’t fall!
This is the corner towards the road. I am so happy with how it is turning out.
This is the the inside of the previous picture. It is the door going out towards the road, with its two side windows.
This is the wall that goes out towards the side yard towards Milford and the tree farm.
Through the windows you can see the three blue spruces that Daniel planted for us early this year.
Our friends, JR and Linda Campbell
had given us some money as a gift,
which we used to buy the three little trees.
I am so tickled that we will be able to see them so clearly through these windows.
I keep thinking about putting a bird feeder in there, and watching the Cardinals and Jays and Juncoes while the snow flies. (What little we get!)
This is where we plan to put the sliding glass door that is currently in our dining room. This is the side that goes out towards the chicken house. We plan to leave the space between the dining room and the sun room open.
And while I was outside taking pictures, I went out towards the road, and look what I found there–
Someone had taken our mailbox out. I was out there right when the mail lady was coming, so I got the mail straight from her hand, and then Certain Man went out and fixed that mailbox just as good as new. Then he came in and had to work on a sermon. He is preaching for Josh tomorrow since there was a funeral in (Josh’s fiancé) Lawina’s family and he wanted to go down to Virginia.
So here I am, with laundry to do, kitchen to clean, chicken salad to make and I’m here reporting on my Sun Room. Ach, Vell. It was time for a break anyhow. But now I need to go and do those other things. My Sweet Mama was here, pronounced that it looked like I “Needed Help!!!” and I think she is coming back, so I must get some things done so she can go home without feeling guilty for — whatever. Something. (I’m sure she will feel guilty over something.) That is how it is with Mama’s and I have the best.
Take care, everyone, and please take the Lord’s Day as an opportunity to meet with fellow believers in your church family.