Hey all! I apologize for not posting sooner. I promised a kitchen update…but life got in the way. The kitchen update will be for next week.
You know how I have been talking about raising our son’s room FOREVER? There is a lot of emotional baggage associated with this project….. Parents always doubt the wisdom of their choices. I did not want to wait this long to give him his room. And while I have tried to completely to avoid the ‘victim’s mentality’, the truth is, we have had a very hard time getting any extra pocket change to do much around the house since my husband lost his job. For the record, things have loosened a lot, He is driving a school bus, and I teach English over the internet to Korean kids two nights a week, in addition to our business. We are living comfortably now, from paycheck to paycheck. Life is great! It used to be very uncomfortably, from paycheck to paycheck.
Two weekends ago our wonderful friends and family gathered to do an old fashioned barn raising.
I apologize for the grainy photos, my sweet niece had to learn on the fly how to use my camera. For today I give you this:
What is so great about this photo – my brother-in-law was determined to salvage as much as he could of our house, and reuse it. He had spent time doing Katrina Relief work, and the building material waste from the disaster deeply impacted him. So, he devised a way to cut the roof off, keeping it intact, and then slipping the pre-built walls into place while we held the roof steady – no freaking out here folks – the roof was braced into place, we just steadied it while he nailed it. The man is a genius, my sister got the winning lottery ticket
And the sweetest photo yet; our son. See him in the orange tee?
He has NEVER complained about his loft bedroom. To this day he insists it was great fun, and that he did not mind. What a great kid.
His room is now closed in, he has two windows, it has been sheet rocked. We will be working on it over the next couple of weeks, updates to SLOWLY follow!