As soon as our house dries out (from all the leaking) we can start putting it back together. My husband is working tirelessly on this place of ours. He is doing an amazing job. This kind of work suits him well and I know he really enjoys it. I also know he is burning the candle at both ends right now, so please keep him in your prayers.
The place is completely torn apart. New toilets, doors, paint and caulk is staring at us waiting to put the finishing touches (for this phase) on our little casa. I can wait. We've turned a corner and are now starting to do the fun stuff.
It's amazing that all of the problems that have slowed us down, has enabled us to rethink things. While the rain was pouring in our house, we had time to rethink the bathrooms-which will save us money. The kitchen, which has been the most challenging (from a design perspective) has had to be put on the back burner and that has given us much time to rethink our original plans, and those plans too have changed.
The man who fixed our roof saw our basement and offered a solution for keeping the water out. We weren't quite sure what to do with our leaky basement, but now we have a plan. We may not have the money to fix it right now (which is not a lot), but we have a plan!
He's also the guy who wanted to see the house and must have said "What a beautiful house!" about ten times while I was showing it to him. He even offered to buy it. Man did I need to hear that! :)
I figure we'll be in by Thanksgiving. I hope. :)
A blessed week to you all!