In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Deck Continued

Julia and Elijah are only allowed out on the new "deck" that doesn't have railings if they are with me and they sit here. It's funny, but they still find it an exciting activity. Today was really thrilling for Elijah because we got out his fall clothes and this Bob the Builder shirt and work boots were in the bin. He even made a trip to Lowe's with Daddy in them. Fortunately, he didn't add the Spiderman mask to the outfit until he came home. 

Here's the drop off to the left. 

The deck will be off to the right of the screened in porch; JD is working on it now. 

Here's the view from the backyard. The higher part will be the screened in porch off the kitchen and the lower level will be the deck off of the dining room. 

We are once again planning for the Amish to come Monday to build, tie in and roof the screened in  porch side. We were held up again because 84 Lumber didn't have some engineered support beam built.  JD will continue working on the deck and chimney that has to be built while the Amish are here.

The project has seemed to move quite quickly I think, but next week should be radical progress.

1 comment:

  1. get those children back off that deck until you have rails! I CANT HANDLE IT!!!! but it's looking good. JD has some impressive skills!