Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pineapple Cake and a Chai

Oh the simple joys... 

Pair those with a nice spot on the dirty unfinished hardwood and we've got ourselves a little bit of renovation heaven.  Even if only for just the time it takes me to wolf it down... 

A whole week has passed.

We've made some huge strides since last I was able to post.  I still can't use my computer so downloading proper photos is difficult.  Hooray for cell phones and their not-so-great resolution picture taking capabilities!

Here are just a few of the promised photographs:

---I interrupt this post to announce this very important message---

My nephew Titus was just born! 

 ConGrATuAtioNs Rob and Lindsay!
Ahhh.... babies.

- Back to pictures -

Priming with lots of great help...
Kitchen counters and cabinets altered, installed and refinished.

The two muscle men that hauled in our new beast of a cast iron tub.

Also, the well didn't get drilled yesterday -- and it's not going to be done today either. 


I am holding my breath for tomorow.

Things are slowing down considerably these days.  Ben went back to work on Monday and that puts a pretty substantial cramp on the amount that we can get done in a given day.  I must say though, I'm pretty sure almost all of the biggies are done.  Mostly cosmetics are left.  A little plumbing and framing in of two closets and I should be able to do the rest... not that I love the idea of doing the rest on my own!!  But God has provided and made ways in every dark and discouraging area so far-- 

I can put in a little extra elbow grease and be thankful.

Wow.  When I stop and think back to ONE MONTH AGO... I am, really, so thankful.

*Again, congratulations and God's blessing on you, my sister, as you mother and raise this, your fourth (and as far as we yet know, FINAL) child... I can't wait for the end of June.  I can't wait at all!


  1. I absolutely LOVE cast iron tubs. I have always wanted one in our bathroom.

  2. It's looking awesome, Wis! I was so glad when I saw the walls painted! That alone just makes it feel like it's almost done! You'll do great at all the finishing touches by yourself. Have you guys been sleeping there?

  3. Congrats to Lindsey and family! He's Beautiful!!! The house looks great...cake-- even better! ;) ox