Hasn’t been quiet as simple as popping popcorn, but the Ole Farm House is virtually restored! While some small details still remain, I now pronounce that the house is restored into a home where popcorn and Dr. Pepper can spontaneously appear on the dining table for any unexpected guest. Just come on by and enjoy!
- New electrical system from meter base to outlets and light switches.
- New waste and freshwater plumbing from faucets to sewer drain.
- Easy Water’s “Iron Shield” to oxidize the iron and filter it before entering the plumbing.
- Pella replacement windows to provide protection from the cold north winds that will blow this winter.
- Drywalled ceiling to replace the deteriorating lath and plaster that had stood the test of time for 86 years.
- New paint throughout that creates a fresh homey ambience for the family.
- New appliances from the laundry to the cooktop and oven–they all now work properly. Come on by for a home-cooked meal!
- New master bathroom and laundry-bath.
- Solid oak floor from the front door to the back closet–a far cry better than the old dirty floors on which I worked for the past four months.
- New knotty alder hardwood cabinets from Wyatt Cabinetry and Custom Woodworking shop in Forsythe, Missouri. Because we worked against a July 26th delivery deadline, they shipped the cabinets without drawers and doors. These will come later. Thanks to Jerrad for accommodating this rather unusual sequence.
- Exterior paint on the north side of the house–will get to the other sides in the fall.
- Repaired and painted the dormer gable and window on the east end of the roof.
- Moved two storage rooms of our household belongings into the house.
Take a careful look at Psalm 103–I’ve memorized the first eleven verses. And know that we are still leaning on the three promises found in Exodus 33.14, Isaiah 41.10, and Luke 12.32.