As I said before, nothing too exciting on the home front and probably won't be for a while. I may fill the blog with other content in the mean time!

But, just to touch base on the house real fast! Our nights and even some of our weekends have been filled with other obligations lately, so there have not been too many giant leaps forward. Most of the hard work (by my dad and Bray) is going into the foundation at the moment. So...progress is being made...just in things unseen. When you only have 1 1/2 days to work on it each week, it is going to take a while! I have to keep reminding myself of that whenever I start mumbling under my breath.

You can see a smidgen of some tester colors I have been trying out...working on deciding what color to paint the outside!

You can see a smidgen of some tester colors I have been trying out...working on deciding what color to paint the outside!

The inside is still basically an empty shell...minus a few staples in the floor.

Tools of the carpet staple pulling trade!

Tools of the carpet staple pulling trade!

One of the major changes that IS visible is all the hard work that Mr. Tommy is putting into the outside! He is taking out all the trees that could do major damage to the house if they were to fall.


The house looks so big now that it is not crowded up with all of the overgrown trees!


Also, Mr. Tommy is going to work on our water drainage problem. He is going to move the dirt in such a way that it will not longer be running into the house and causing damage to the foundation and siding.

I am so desperately longing for cooler weather so that I can take an actual stroll through the woods to see what we really have! I'd come out covered in ticks and chiggers right now! I've been told that there is an old barn, pig pen, and a garden spot. They say that the barn has fallen down, but I think that there may be some usefulness to it still. Just have to access the damage!

I have such vision for this little ole place. I cannot wait for it to be reality! I feel a huge sense of gratification when I am out on this property and inside the empty house! It brings an odd peace to my soul that I have been unable to obtain over the last few years. Just being back home (instead of living in town) has done wonders for my outlook on life and my heart! God definitely knew what He was doing when He moved us!

The Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you
— Genesis 12:1

Well I may have went from my "country" but I just went back to my father's house and I took my people with me...for now! If they are lucky, I will keep them!