Dusty Sunshine

It’s happening – hear and there, bit by bit, progress is being made. One day it’s something as indiscernible as a second layer of paint. Another day it’s a long-rough edge being smoothed and made new.

Spring brings time off from the family business once a week, allowing Jeremy to once again resume work on the Master Bedroom Project. While various coats of paint dry upstairs, Jeremy has taken a detour to trim out the doorway between the dining room and living room. (I can’t believe how much trouble the previous owners went to giving this doorway rounded, 70′s style corners! Thank the Lord for saws-alls!)  I’m so excited that this will bring the living room to completion, as well as provide a new place to hang Seth’s Johnny-Jump-Up – right in the middle of all the fun!

As dust flies and saws scream, I count my gifts…

#52-#60

-Superhero Husband who can fix anything
-Two little children crouching, fascinated, watching Daddy
-Our Rainbow vacuum cleaner!
-the Beauty revealed when the Ugly is torn away
-A home to be hospitable in
-long-waited honey-do items steadily being ticked off
-Just the right tools for a job
-spring sunshine streaming through dust
-Anticipation of the friends we will welcome into the new spaces

If you read one book this year, let it be “One Thousand Gifts“.

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  1. says

    I’m here from Ann’s, I know it’s Saturday morning – I mean new thank you lists are out just the day after tomorrow, but there are a whole bunch of thank you counters to read. From your thank you’s I especially liked: -the Beauty revealed when the Ugly is torn away (there is so much spiritual application to this – I could spend a month of posts on it – it’s THAT good – I almost went for the superman hubs – but being a guy I didn’t want to look partial) (◠‿◠) I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you.

    God Bless and keep you and your family

  2. says

    OH, sara – I hope you can make progress on your projects – I would miss having a bathtub so much!

    other sarah :) – the wall decal was a gift from uppercaseliving.com. They market through home parties so maybe you could host one and get a decal for your sister! They have all kinds of messages, or you can choose your own phrase, and then choose size, color, font – pretty much endless possibilities!

  3. says

    Oh I know…our project this year is to put an upstairs bathroom in. We painted and carpeted and redid the floors downstairs before moving in and are now slowly working on the upstairs. I get so impatient because my house doesn't look anything like I think it should…spring and summer are our busy times at work, but Rob really thinks he can get the bathroom done. So I just grit my teeth and learn patience…but, really, I just want a bathtub in my house!

  4. says

    Oh I know…our project this year is to put an upstairs bathroom in. We painted and carpeted and redid the floors downstairs before moving in and are now slowly working on the upstairs. I get so impatient because my house doesn't look anything like I think it should…spring and summer are our busy times at work, but Rob really thinks he can get the bathroom done.

  5. rahraht says

    Ah Spring! And all the projects. My dust is of the usual variety. Things just need dusted :) All this sunlight is just making it more obvious…sigh.
    Where did you get the “welcome” decal on your wall. Did you paint it? Really want to know. My sister would love it! :)