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Friday, July 17, 2009

My Favorite Room

I'll bet you've been wondering

what is going on

out at the house.

I am so happy to report that

we are still building a house.

Rains may come,

winds may blow,

and tropical heat may 


the O-Zone.

But the work goes on.

Little steps of progress


Rafters and sheathing

on the roof.

Tyvek around the outside walls.

Windows ordered.

Doors ordered.

Stone located.

But the most exciting thing that has happened this week

 just happened today.

They started building this.

Can you guess what it is???

Yes, my friends.

It is the back porch.
The covered back porch.

I dream of sitting out there
watching the sun go down
and listening to the birds
going down for the night.

For some reason 
that I can't explain,
they are doing the roof first,
then the walls and floor.

Does that seem backward to
anybody else out there?

But what do I know?

I know it's wonderful.

It's huge.

Huge, I tell ya.

In just a few days,
we'll be able to sit out there together
and sip a cold lemonade.

Can't wait!


  1. as much time as you spend on the porch, it better be huge! that's so great! things are really coming along. when do you hope to be done? another move in kansas december does NOT sound like a good idea, so you should probably come visit me instead. . . :) me and matt and maya!!

  2. Dad assured me that the basement Will be finished by next July. We hope to be able to move in by next Feb of March...depends on how long things take . Im glad I dont have to worry about moving around Christmas because I hope to be elsewhere! :) holding my little Maya hopefully!


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