"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring." Proverbs 27:1 I read this verse this morning, and actually laughed out loud! I feel like this could have been our theme verse for the month since Erica got here! She arrived on a Monday, and on either Tuesday or Wednesday, we sat down and talked about what we wanted to get accomplished this month while she was here. Wednesday night she was in the hospital with kidney stones. Since then, we've 'conquered' surgery (removal of her stone), flu (most of the littles), weird rashy virus (Vivian), sprained, swollen foot (me - don't know how it happened), and for the last 8 days, we've had some sort of Rotavirus (severe stomach pain and diarrhea) that has swept through our house, taking down all but Tim, Shaelyn and Nathaniel. We are almost all now on the mend, but some are still weak and not feeling well. The Lord definitely had some different lessons for us to learn than we thought!!
Tomorrow we head up to Tucson, where Erica will fly out Monday morning, and then my parents fly in Monday afternoon. We are really going to miss Erica, and are thankful for her month here, and the many ways she has served us!
I feel like all I do is update on the house, sorry if that is not interesting to you, but it is our life right now!! =) We had hoped to move in May 1st, but it is looking like at least one more week after that. Thankfully, we rent this house until the 15th.
Things are looking good at the new house! With the sickness, I haven't been down at all in the last week, so no new painting has been done, but thankfully the men there don't need me there to get what they need to get accomplished! Tim has continued to be very busy there, plus taking pictures so that I can see the progress too - he is the best!!
Pictures: The first several are of the laundry room/master bathroom that is being added on outside our bedroom. They had build up the walls, and then were ready to put on the roof.
|This Styrofoam is the roof - it fits between the concrete beams (bottom of picture).|
|Laying the beams and Styrofoam pieces|
|Concrete beam with rebar|
|Mesh laid on top, and ready to pour concrete|
|Electrical done first|
|Mixing up the concrete|
|Wheelbarrow of concrete on the roof|
|Laying the concrete|
|Pretty nice, eh!?!|
|The inside - electrical. Where the wooden box (from an a/c unit) is, is approximately where the door will go into our bedroom.|
|Fixing up the outside|
|Mostly all done, just missing the fine coat on the outside, and the glass blocks that will be the 'windows'|
Tile: The stairs are all done except for the 'baseboard' tile.
|Starting in the living room|
|The floor all done|
|Getting the 'baseboard' tile on here|
|Here he was starting in the kitchen, but instead of continuing on 'square', Tim suggested going diagonally.|
|It look Amazing! It is actually finished now, but I don't have a picture of the final product.|
I sadly only have two pictures of our family in that whole time. Mr. Nathaniel is moving all over the place, and getting into everything! Here he is pulling out drawers of clothes!!
Tim went up to Phoenix yesterday to pick up our kitchen cabinets, and took Shaelyn with him. She was pretty zonked on the way home!! =)
I will have to get my camera out, and get some more pics of what's going on around here - although, I must admit, pictures of sick people aren't that wonderful!! Hopefully now that everyone's getting better, I will do better on that front, too! I wanted to get these pics on here before any more happened and I got behind. Will be back again in a few days, hopefully!! =) Good night!