Friday, May 30, 2014

hope house

Our new brick home is a cosmetic gem. It was built in the early 1900's of structural clay tile with brick veneer. It is filled with period details like built in corner cabinets, a milk chute, hardwood floors, a bedroom fireplace, and a built in gun safe in the coat closet off the foyer.
We loved it before we even knew about the grape vine covered pergola, the water garden, the strawberry patch, the peonies, the clematis or the fruit trees that produce with abandon.
We loved it before we knew how kind and helpful the neighbors were, even the one named Thor.
And even though mechanically everything is a disaster, we still love it. 
We need or have already replaced: gas lines, roofing, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical throughout.  We have also gutted the kitchen and bathrooms. 
We have neither money to pay skilled laborers to repair these things nor the knowledge to complete these tasks ourselves so we are dependent. Dependent on the assistance of God's people. Watch what happens.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Today the garbage men refused our refuse.

Call the whaaaaaambulance!