So, we're hoping that next week is the final week.
This is the house as of yesterday:
|All filled in all the way around!|
The back porch is framed and wrapped, just needs doors and windows. The basement has all the ductwork in, and the plumbing is finished. It just needs electricity! (Currently it's lit by a string of lights on a cord, supplied by our builder.) So once the back porch has the doors and windows (and not plywood screwed over the doorway), I will feel like it is a house again.
Oh, and we need a gas line to the house. That's kind of a big one when it comes to the furnace.....
We do have a bunch of finish work to do, but we are doing that ourselves. No more relying on other people's schedules. (Just our own pocketbook, which may cause more delays!)
The below is something weird that I wanted to do. I can't remember where I saw this, it was on a blog somewhere, but I loved it. They wrote verses all over their framework. It got covered up with the finish work, but it was a visual of literally building your house on God's Word. I asked Paul, and he was on board.
This is on the header as you go down the stairs.
|I didn't realize how disgusting the cobwebs were until the flash captured them.....|
It needed to be written bigger, but I didn't know how much space I'd need. (It's a chunk of verse!) But I love the message. Passing our beliefs on to our children is something Paul and I are committed to. This verse may eventually be covered up by finish work, but it will be a visual witness to others until then. We'll probably write some other verses, and maybe even put some on the floor - the foundation of our house! - to be permanently visible.
Okay, so I got distracted from this post by researching flooring options for the back porch. I'd better call it a night and get to bed!