Saturday, December 16, 2006

Can I just say that I love my Grandpa?! :-)

Grandpa Glass looked over our building on Thursday. He could see the potential there, and gave us alot of good ideas. He never once told us we were crazy.

Based on what he & Teagan discussed, we have decided on a 2 (or more) phase plan. Phase 1 will be removing the upper level of the building and putting 2 bedrooms and a bathroom in the existing structure. Phase 2 will be adding an addition the same size as the existing building to hold the kitchen and living /dining areas. After that, we may consider adding more space, but those first 2 Phases are the most vital.

We've been playing with floor plans and researching the price of rafters. Of course, all of this is dependent on God's provision. We won't be able to do any of it without HIM. Teagan got his last short term disability check almost 2 weeks ago. So, there's alot of room for God to work.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

We are still alive, really.

I know I've been neglecting my blog. I'm so sorry. ;-)

Our block house project got put on the back burner for gun hunting season, which is now (finally) coming to a close. Now we can shift the focus back to the project.

Things have been happening, especially in the last week. Teagan got the official blessing from Grannie to go ahead with the project. The building isn't on her land so legally her blessing wasn't necessary, but if she didn't approve she would make our lives miserable til the end of her days. So, getting her approval is a good thing.

Don & Tanna have to replace their septic system. The new drain field is going to go in front of Gran's trailer and toward the block house, so that whole area is getting cleared out! Praise!! AND... Don is going to have them plumb the septic over to the block house so we will be able to have a flushing toilet!! Praise!!!

My Grandpa Glass (and Grandma and Mom) are coming next week to visit and he is going to look at the building and give us his professional opinion. So that will be great! I'm anxious to see what he says.

All in all, things are moving in the right direction! Now we just have to pray for God's provision to make it happen. Teagan got his last short term disability check this week, so there's LOTS of room for God to work.

And, this just in... I have a picture of the freshly cleared front lawn at the block house that Teagan just sent from his phone! Doesn't it look great! :-D