"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Thursday, December 15, 2011

We've Been Under Construction

We've been up to our elbows over the past 3 weeks
in demolishing and remodeling.  We had a plumbing leak in our kitchen that
we did not know about until it ended up in a closet in the bedroom
 on the other side of the wall.  
 Thankfully, we had good homeowner's insurance and then
we also decided this was the time to do a few extras.  

(A sneak peek and will show you more when it is finished)
 Here is Byron, our cabinet maker doing his great detail work.

Right now, while I post this,
 I am squeezed between
 our new dishwasher, yet to be installed into the kitchen,
 and the computer desk,
 along with boxes full of kitchen items,
 just so I can type up this post.

A couple of days ago, the oven range 
was sitting in our family room along with the refrigerator, 
while flooring was being laid
 both in the kitchen and in our bedroom. 

 So now you know why
 I haven't taken the time to post for so long.
I just couldn't get my brain out of chaos gear and into posting mode.

I hope you haven't had anything keeping you from
being all ready for Christmas.
So glad that even in the midst of unexpected chaos, that 
I can center on baby Jesus, laying in that lowly manger inside
of an animal stable.  It kind of puts everything in perspective!
So thankful that HE is my KING.

Now I need to go sweep up some sawdust!


Bren Graham Thebeau said...

In the end, you're going to have a snazzy new kitchen and, say doesn't everyones cupboards and closets need to be cleaned and organized :-) Just trying to see the 'golden' in the chaos. Hope you have a grand and wonderful Christmas!

Nancy said...

I am sorry that you have had water problems but so glad you are getting a new kitchen...Always problems seem to come at the worse possible time but with your smile and attitude and faith, I think you can handle most anything that comes your way....I know that even in the midst of all the turmoil, you are keeping centered on our Savior and His birthday.

Love to you sweet friend....

Tricia said...

That's too bad about the plumbing leak, but it looks like the whole saga is going to have a happy ending. I can't wait to see it when it's all done. Hope you're enjoying the holiday season otherwise :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

Hope you're finding quiet in the chaos
and peace in the process.
It's gonna be a beauty!
Be gentle with yourself
this expectation-laden season:)
love and grace,

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I hear ya loud and clear sweet sister. I often say, "real life first"!!!

I do hate it that you've had such damage but girl, the finished product is gonna be fabulous.

God bless ya and have yourself a fantastic day sweetie!!! :o)

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

You will laugh I wish I was doing what you are doing...I love those types of projects...so maybe the Lord will give us a home one day for me to tear apart and rebuild

Blessings to you and yours during this Christmas season...I hope you have a wonderful time with your grands

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

Oh my! You are so brave to do this during the holiday! It's going to be gorgeous for sure!

Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

I hope everything is finally all coming together, and you are now enjoying your new kitchen....and that you also enjoyed a joyful and blessed Christmas! :)

Blessings for a New Year of health and happiness,

Sherry said...

I'm sure your kitchen will turn out beautifully! I've enjoyed my first visit to your lovely blog!

Cristina Garay said...

Usually big changes arrive after having to pass throught this kind of chaos! You'll be happy when it's all over!

Melissah from Country Style Chic said...

I am sure your kitchen is finished by now & looking stunning!
I just stumbled across your lovely blog & have signed up as your latest follower! I look forward to popping back for some more gorgeous inspiration.
Melissah from Country Style Chic