Saturday, August 25, 2012

Breaking down the walls... literally!

I've been a blog slacker. I know. I can't help it. We have some issues with the house that I'm trying to tackle, and it's been a bit of a challenge.

This is my bathroom... well, actually, bathroomS.  This view is from one bedroom through one bathroom into the other bathroom.  We had a long-term, rather significant leak in the wall where you can see the knobs, and it saturated the floors in both bathrooms. AND there is a leak in the other bathroom, too.

Anyway, with each piece of wall I take down, I find mold and rotted wood.  So, what was going to be a "simple" floor replacement is turning into a complete gutting of both bathrooms from floor to ceiling.  We have to take out walls and replace them, replace plumbing, electrical... UGH!

Oh, and did I mention we have termites? Not in the house, thankfully. They have invaded our backyard and are eating the stumps of some trees we had cut down. Next stop?  The house. (Yes, we're going to get it treated to protect it.)

In all of this, I'm trying hard to remain thankful and positive, and I'm praying for some sort of miracle. Seriously. I don't know what kind of miracle, but something. A money tree? Super hero home improvement abilities? A wrecking ball?

Do you think I could go from the mess above to the beauty in this picture?  Probably not on our budget, but almost anything will be better than how things look right now.

OK, here's the thing...

Please keep me and my family in your prayers as we continue with this project. We're asking specifically for good health and a wise use of the resources God has provided for us. Oh, and no more surprises!!

I think this is also a good time to throw in, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13. (Too bad this isn't referring to muscles, too!)