29 January, 2008

Tuesday update

There has been a good bit more progress at the house. The electrician finished his wiring for the time being; the duct-work for the ac/heat has been completed and the ac/heat unit is in it's place in its closet in the garage. The masonry guys have been working Fri, Mon and today on the fireplace. It sure looks big! They are going up with the chimney "pipe" today and hopefully will have the chimney on the roof soon so the shingles can be placed on and complete the roof. The plumber worked yesterday and is working today on the pipes in the walls and the venting pipes throughout the house to get ready for sheetrocking. Lots going on, but little is really evident by way of seeing progress. Anyhow, here are the latest pictures.

Progression of the fireplace (I haven't been over today to see how far they've gotten)

Last Thursday we went over and wrote Scripture verses above all the door frames. We took the idea from Deuteronomy 11:18

"Fix these words of Mine on your hearts and minds, . . . teach them to your children, talking about them as you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframe of your house and on your gates so that your days and the days of your children may be many.” Deuteronomy 11:18

  • Over D's room I wrote: I Samuel 1:27“I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.”

“Train a child in the way (s)he should go, and when (s)he is old (s)he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

  • Over the bedroom which will belong to our new child I wrote in both English and Russian:
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
After a while, D said she wanted to write something in her room so I gave her the pen and said she could write whatever she wanted. I figured she'd write something like "D loves horses."
But when I went to check on her, this is what she was writing - all by herself - from memory!"


Esther said...

That is so wonderful to write on the door frames!!!!!!!!!!!

jessy said...

So sweet. I'm crying! That is so precious and wonderful for D to write. Can we come be neighbors?

U.N. Mama said...

How precious what D chose to write!

Chris said...

“Train a child in the way (s)he should go, and when (s)he is old (s)he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

That is one of my favorite verses. Your daughter D is an Angel.

MMrussianadoption said...

what a nice scripture for your new daughters room.

kate said...

I love it. Really, really love it.

Rachael said...

What a great idea. Love it.

Debbie B said...

Love the idea to write on the door frames. I've heard of people doing it before but not had the opportunity.
D!!! How sweet! Wow!

Great choices to build your house on.

Lori said...


Christina said...

We did something similar in our house - not on the door frames (we were too late for that) but on the drywall and floorboards. And it was cool, a few weeks ago my 6 year old R~ got really scared at night and I told her that God's word is literally *IN* our house and that meant He is *IN* our house and it made her feel so safe and protected.