Thursday, September 22, 2011

Getting the House finished

We are working to finish the house before the snow flies, before winter! The trim is getting done, slowly, one day at a time.

We planted a garden this summer and enjoyed eating fresh vegetables. I had to use the recipe book since I haven't canned for several years. Its been interesting and I am looking forward to enjoying "the fruits of my labors this winter".

The windows and doors are getting framed. Most of the doors have handles which is exciting. Some doors even have locks.

The fill around the house is getting worked on a little at a time. We can walk into the kitchen and use the front entry, completed with cement steps.

Josh came to PA and installed some of the kitchen cupboards which helps to make it look like something that can be lived in. Anyone wanting to see what the house looks like can look at all the updates and progress by going to

I hope to be more faithful to this blog and continue posting the progress.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Finishing up our new house

Ed and I are working on the house trying to paint and get everyone working. The floors are going in. Its looking good!

Hopefully next month we'll get the fill done around the house and put in the septic too. We need to get the water turned on, the well and soften is in place. Everything has taken a looong process. We were in PA for most of July and are going back next week. Hopefully we can finish up soon.

Josh is taking a weeks vacation from his job to come and help out. Maybe I'll have a kitchen when he gets done? Looking forward to putting in the hardwood floors too.

I'll try to post the slate floor that's getting put in. I forgot that the pictures are on my IPhone and I don't know how to get it on my laptop. Maybe when our sons come to PA I can learn many new things . . .

Friday, January 28, 2011

We have a house!

We have a house! The roof is there, the garage has a roof! Yeah! These guys are great! My posting hasn't been about Amish/English lately, but today I will talk about the house I grew up in.

I was born in a single story home, at least a hundred year old house. I was the 6th child and this house had only 2 bedrooms with a little room at the end of the house used for storage, without heat too. I was going to school, I am guessing 1st grade, my dad had a frolic and put the 2nd story on the house. They work during the day and I was in school when it happened, it was a big surprise when I came home from school, and the 2nd story was framed in.

Pictures you can see out and about from Amish having frolics look awesome. I don't know how many men were at our house that day, some ladies come to help in the house with the noon meal, they eat well too. We are paying for the construction of our house, not a frolic, but its so much fun to watch the house getting built, they are all workers and every day we see what they get done. Soon they'll start working on the inside, but they'll still be working hard.

When we were in PA we bought them donuts for 2 days.

Its fun building this house, more fun then I could ever imagine!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New House

Ed and I took a quick trip to PA to celebrate his sister Sharon's 75th birthday this week. We also got to see our house you can see posted here.

These men start working before 8:00 a.m., so while there we treated them to donuts, which made them happy.

Two semi trucks arrived with the house. My brother in law told us, here's your house!

Can you tell we are excited? Yeah! I am sure you'll be hearing from me more often now that the house is really happening!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Time keeps moving, it doesn't stop for anything or anyone! Our house has started in PA. We're going to see if we can build living 5 states away. The basement should be brought to the house site Friday.

We are driving to PA to celebrate Sharon's 75th birthday. The party will be given by her daughter Candy flying to PA from AZ. Ed & I are driving Sunday & Monday, hopefully arriving early Monday afternoon.

We are going to leave my car in PA so Josh can drive back & forth taking care of business. I need to remember when anything comes up to take a deep breath and not stress out. Hopefully we'll get enough pictures to remember.

I am sure this winter will go fast for both Ed and I. We are still driving to Watertown every Sunday serving as interim pastor.

Now that the house is getting built I can believe God for the next step in our lives.