Monday, November 22, 2010

And now......we have multiple outlets!!!

For the past 2 years we have had one electrical outlet in our basement family room.....now we have 8!! Yay, for my handy hubby (who wasn't so sure about his handiness)!!

Overnight, it snowed.  YUCK!!!! (It is pretty, though). When I woke up we had 4 inches; we now have 9 and it is still snowing.  This is The Girls first solo driving excursion in the snow.  YIKES!!!!  So, I've been cleaning up a storm to keep myself busy so that I don't worry so much. It's sort of working. 

We are having my in-laws for Thanksgiving, so the cleaning needed to get done anyway.  It's kinda nice to be ahead of schedule.

Monday, November 15, 2010

We have lights!!!

We will have lived in this house (which we had built) 2 years on the 26th of this month.  We opted to finish the basement (minus the kids bedrooms and a bathroom) on our own.  We finally got started. My hubby is so proud of himself...he installed 8 recessed lights this weekend (we had just 2 bare bulbs).

Next up is to put in outlets.  We are debating about adding a gas fireplace. My parents have offered to buy that for us, but we are unsure if it's worth the money as we are not sure how much time we will actually spend down there.  Our daughter wants a fireplace and she may be more likely to have friends over once the basement is finished, but she may only be living here for 3-5 more years. (YIKES!!! They grow up way  too fast).

Sure is nice to see some progress.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Light Went out

Yesterday, this world grew a little dimmer as my beautiful friend, Roberta lost her battle with leukemia. My heart is heavy with grief-more for her husband and children-than for myself. She was one of those people whose life pointed heavenward. She was an incredible wife, mother, friend and servant.

I will miss her laugh and the smile that lit up her whole face. I will miss her insight into mothering and being God's servant.

I do not understand why He took her now. I know she is no longer in pain and is laughing with Jesus and the angels.