Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Update on Daddy

My dad has been doing great since they removed his cancerous
bladder and made him a new one. He has done remarkably well
with the transition. A few weeks ago, he began having some back
pain. First his doctors treated him for shingles, then they said he
might be experiencing a different kind of arthritus than what he
already has, then in the last couple weeks, they said it was a pulled
muscle. During all of this, he got a cold, which left him with a very
bad cough. He hasn't been able to cough much, though, due to the
severe pain in his back. On Thanksgiving night, after all of us kids
had gone home, he had a bad coughing spell, and felt something in
his back "pop". Mom called 911 and they took to the hospital in
the ambulance. It was there that we learned that Daddy now
has cancer in his spine. Yesterday ( which was Monday) we took
back to his cancer doctor. He had his first radiation treatment
and they admitted to the hospital in hopes of getting his pain
under control. They said that the cancer had completely eaten
through three of the vertebrae and that he would have been
paralyzed within a month if we hadn't gotten the radiation
started. It has a 7 out 10 chance of successfully preventing
the paralysis. I am not really sure of anything else at this point.
His future, of course, is in the Lord's hands ~ AS ARE ALL OF OUR
FUTURES ~ It has been hard to see him in such pain, hopefully
this will improve in the next few days. Please pray for him
and for mom as well. Neither of them are resting much at all.

Work continues on the house. We are close to finishing.
Hopefully, I'll have some new pics up soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Living Room

Finally, new pics of our living room are up.
I don't know why, but for some crazy, nutty reason
this week, I haven't been able to upload any pics.
I had some other pictures I wanted to upload but
I thought if I just did a few it might do better.
We had Bro and Sis Dale Snow and Bro and Sis
Jonathan Snow here helping. Ms Peggy and Becky
did some painting on my new pantry doors while
the men were working on putting up the wainscote (sp?)
Anyway, here is our new living room. All finished except
that it needs the threshold that goes around the tile
in front of the door and the door needs painted on
the inside. It's been a long time getting here but
we are soooooo close to wrapping it up. Just a few
more days work.

Not sure how much we will get done this week. We're having
revival. Bro Andy Wells will be with us Monday through Friday.
And he gets to bring Mrs. Beverly this time. I haven't seen
her in ages. Looking forward to a good time in the Lord.
So, it may be a little while longer before we finish up.
Keep checking in, though. We're almost done!
And....if you live in our area, please come out
and join us for a great revival.
We'd LOVE to have you!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Working on the Paneling

We have been busy the last couple of days
working on the paneling. First, they needed to be
stained. (one coat of golden oak) Next, we put
on a coat of polyurethane. After several hours drying
time, we sanded them and put on another coat of polyurethane.
Now, we are just waiting on them to dry
completely and thoroughly to put them up.
This may not seem like that big of a job but
this actually took TWO WHOLE days!
But, they turned out pretty!

We rigged up a way to layer them so we could dry them
while still working on the others. Worked pretty well.

Here we are hard at work.
We are getting so close to the end now. Just a few
more days!!! PTL!!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Work on the Living Room

We began working on the living room this week.
I gotta tell you...sometimes...it felt like we
would never get this far. Anyway, we got
the walls painted tan and the laminate
floor down. We are putting pine paneling
on the bottom on three walls and an outdoorsy
mural on the white wall on the end.
You'll just have to wait a few more days to see it. :)
Hopefully, LORD WILLING, we should
be done with the BIG stuff by the end of next
week. Then, just a few little things along.

What do you think so far???
Pretty, huh?