Thursday, July 22

The House Project


We've had an incredibly crazy wild and wacky summer.  We have been living up at a beautiful home just outside of town, over looking Cottage Grove's Row River area.  The home is 4,000 sq. ft of fun, open floor plan and a fantastic deck to host people on.  In fact last week we had over 20 people and their children over for a vision casting meeting for the church.  It has been a blast and a lot of work, living up here.

Since about March/April we have been pretty sure that this blessing would come to an end.  We knew it could not last forever but for the time it has been great!  About that time, we began to remodel the house we own in Cottage Grove.  We have been through just about every room.  New cabinets, new toilets, new carpeting, new wood flooring, the list goes on and on.  Here in the next few weeks or so, it will be time to migrate back in.  Truthfully, though I know that I'm going to totally miss the house on a hill but it will be very nice to be back at home.  Back in the home I own, in the home I have put my blood sweat and frustration into.  A new kitchen, bathroom, paint, on and on.

This work, I don't think I would have done without actually living AWAY from the house.  Could you imagine trying to do all of those things while living in it.  It would have taken forever to accomplish.  As frustrated as I was working on the empty house, how frustrating would it have been had I actually lived in it?!?!?  I'm sure there is a lesson here somewhere.....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow that's an OLD pic @ top! I think my kids wear most of those clothes now!!

Aaron said...

we've only lived at the house a year... can't be too old.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it would take a long time...-E