What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, March 07, 2013

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

I shared with you a few bright and shiny pictures of a spiffy looking living room in my last blogpost.  I thought it only fair to share with you what the living room (and school room and dining room and laundry room) looks like today.

Matt happens to be on vacation this week and we all know what happens when Matt is on vacation.


With some money from our "Hopestead" envelope, we scrounged up enough money to fix the ceiling in our living room which has been an eye-sore since, well, we moved in.  (We also are changing the one light fixture in the center of a too-big-room into two light fixtures that will hopefully brighten things up a bit!  We already have the fixtures from our old house!)

But the "making it pretty" involves a whole lot of making things messy and the house is in a state of pandemonium until further notice (or until the spackle gets sanded).  I mean, total destruction, people.  I am going to have SO much work to do in a day or two, righting all the (oh-so)wrongs.

Needless to say, there are certain aspects of {Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} that aren't going to be very easy to share this week.  Like, basically everything but REAL.  :-)

Try to use your imaginations, would you please?


{Happy}- I'll be happy when it is all done and things like this are a distant memory:

 {Funny}- Scientific Fact: When one is forbidden to enjoy something, said forbidden things have magnetic power pulling one to it.  True with all, the power is multiplied exponentially when children are subjects.


{Real}- pretty much all the pictures in this post.

MAN, I HOPE that this house will be better by Sunday.  The making-it-better will NOT be fun, but when it is done it, all this mess work will be worth it.

I hope.

round button chicken


Cristina said...

It always gets worse before it gets better doesn't it! All I can think about after seeing your makeshift scaffolding is the barn raising scene in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers....I don't suppose you had any dance offs during this process? :)

...they call me mommy... said...

Ooooo...recessed lighting!! :) What is it that you put the drywall over?? We have some nasty paneling for a ceiling at Windy Ridge and someday I'm going to have to do something with it! I love the photos of "real" life personally...

Ruth said...

I went through that last winter. It makes you feel like every square inch of the entire house is covered in white dust! And you can't get that dusty feeling off yourself, even after a shower....

But oh, the finished product is SO much better and makes all the dust and dirt worth it! :)

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abigail said...

Hurrah! It will be lovely, I'm sure, and well worth the post-spiffing you'll have to do.

I have to say, I know that Matt is Mister-Go-to-the-Ant-Thou-Sluggard, but I am consistently impressed by the steady thread of pictures of his brothers and dad working by his side to build up Hopestead and its barns. It's neat to see a family homestead being shored up and beautified by family, with the same bloodlines working on it through the generations.

p.s. These pictures, by the way, reflect the current state of my house, but, durn it!, I have no such excuse.

Leah said...

I like the pants-less Judah. :D

Leah said...

(p.s. I answered your comments :)

Anonymous said...

Pants-less Judah, pants-sportin' Judah, tractor-rollin' Judah, any kind of Judah - oh, that boy of yours!

Deirdre said...

That is hard to take! Dust on everything! Arg!
But I'm sure it will be very exciting once it's all put back together and your room is brighter and more polished!
I love the picture of the kids in the doorway - so cute!