Saturday, February 23, 2008

More laundry and a house under construction!

OUR HOME
A few weeks ago I was telling you about all the laundry I needed to catch up on.....well, I finally did. It took me 2 or 3 days. Since then I have done pretty well to keep on top of it until Wednesday. On Wednesday our dryer locked up and quit! Arthur got the washer and dryer set a year or so before we got married, that makes them around 18 or 19. Most people with a family our size would have gone through 2 or 3 of each by now. Did I ever mention Arthur is a Mr. Fix-it, he is! Bless his heart, this can be a blessing and a curse. He has repaired the washer and dryer several times. He loves to remind me that the washer has a stainless steel drum and will last forever. I laugh and say yes but the frame is going to rust away one day. I have wanted front loaders for sometime now. Here is the irony to the story....this time I just want him to fix it again. About 2 years ago we started adding on to our house for the second time, we have lived here for 15 years. The girls as of last May have a beautiful new room and bath. They even have custom made beds. A new addition to our garage is also finished. All that is left to finish is a computer desk area that was a part of the old garage but, is now in my kitchen since the walls were cut out. Last but NOT least the addition on to my laundry room. Arthur has done all the work himself with a his friend Phil's help, that is why it has taken so long. We feel very bless to have been able to pay for all the work as we go, without a loan. Now Arthur is trying hard to finish the kitchen computer area. The laundry room has been saved till last. He said lets just get the new washer and dryer but, I want to wait until it can all be done. Crazy, Huh! We still have some dry wall, flooring, and painting to do in there. Then we are going to buy the washer and dryer. We are also going to buy a bigger hot water heater....it's much needed with teen girls! So, I guess we will just fix the dryer one more time! I'll post pictures of the girls room tomorrow.

In my other post I told you I enjoy doing laundry and it could be one of my spiritual gifts. Well this week has really tested that....I don't enjoy the laundry mat!!!!

I'm very thankful for a husband who can build, repair, and keep our house running smooth. Glad he enjoys home repair/construction because we always have a project going. When we moved in Elizabeth was only 6 months old and it was a great fit. We over time started to out grow it, so we added on the first time in 1997 and started again in 2006. We have added over 1600 sq. feet all together. This house just feels like home, we love it.

1 comment:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Your house sounds amazing! I can't wait to see more pictures!!!