Monday, January 10, 2011

wheels up in three more days !


After returning from Kyrgyzstan last spring, We had a lot to do. Julie had a small inheritance from her mother , and our house needed a lot of work. Although Julies Mom was always very supportive of us and what we do . We knew that she would more appreciate the home front being looked after. So we began renovations.. It was more then the fact that the ceilings were falling in and the wind howled through the old windows, and the furnace was not functional... My mom was coming to live with us , and we knew that it was time to down size. So this 150 year old farm house was getting a face lift... first was the living room ..which would become Moms living room..

Then Moms new Kitchen , Bed room and bathroom ... ( gone was our dining room , den, missions storage room ...)

So with Moms apartment done .. all but the door up, we headed for the Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan for 3 1/2 months ....... knowing that we had no living room or office to return to...


When we got back , we got right to it.. We converted an old storage room over the kitchen into our new Office / spare bedroom

and living room.....


Then finally the door was up and we were officially duplexed.

In this last two months, we have also squeezed in a trip to Colorado, Utah, two trips to Northern Ontario, , OH YA .. and Christmas....


We did however have just a little bit of inheritance money left over when it was all done..... Just enough for one week all inclusive in the Dominican Republic........
We arrive late at night... and will go strait to the compound of the resort...where I intend to stay until it's time to go... Julie asked about if I wanted to go on any city tours... I thought that it is best that I just stay put, or I will be spending my vacation putting a new roof on someones shack or something ..
I don't think I have ever had one of those sit still in one place vacations before, but I think I am ready for it.... We have a VERY BUSY six months ahead of us when we return... so in Three days its wheels up !



4 comments:

don said...

Horraayy...do it..I dare you. Lay on the beach and do nothing....if you can....hahaha

Hey the place looks beautiful! Nice job!

LAMb International said...

ENJOY = we know the need and it will do you a lot of good. And you are right - you will re-roof a shack if you go out. We could not keep out of the ministry while in Brazil either - but blessed by it for sure! Love you guys.

Hilary Marquis said...

You guys have a WONDERFUL restful time! I can't think of anyone that needs or deserves a vacation more than you guys.

Karen D said...

Take your sunscreen and leave your laptop and phone! Enjoy!