Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Nicole and I continued to renovate the Leimen house
Nicole and I continued to renovate the Leimen house today. We bought wallpaper for Nicole’s old bedroom and Jessica’s bedroom. Nicole's room was painted a strong red, Jessica had a tropical photo wallpaper. We are covering those walls, and painting everything white. Nicole cut the wallpaper , getting it ready to hang. And I painted the guest toilet a very pretty Tuscan yellow. We didn't have much time. Nicole has to go to school, and the other kids will be coming home from school. But we did what we could. I'll probably continue the work tonight. We also plan to work tomorrow morning. Jurgen has someone coming tomorrow to refinish the wood floor in the living room. We won't be able to walk on it for a few days, but it will look awesome. There is also someone coming on Saturday to replace the door, and door frame in the boy's old bedroom. They broke the door frame fighting with each other. I thank God boys eventually grow up! I also thank God they now have their own bedrooms. It cuts down on the stupid fighting. Sometimes they remind me of the mountain goats that butt heads. I can not say I'll ever understand their male behavior. But the door and frame will be replaced on Saturday. We also have a painter coming to repair a little water damage to the wall in the front garden. The plaster is chipping off. The painter will repair the wall, and repaint it. It's a minor repair, but it should look nice. We are running out of projects. The house is nearly perfect. I appreciate your prayers for a buyer. I have so much work ahead of me in the coming months. I really don't have the time or energy to devote to this house in Leimen. It is such a weight...and we need to be free from this soon. But we are getting very practical about the whole thing. We are not lazy...we are just doing all we know how to do. I pray God will honor the effort. These are the before photo's. I'll post after photo's soon.