We are learning that undeserved, unreturnable grace arrives when we are most in need of it, and when we are most incapable of doing anything to deserve or return it. It’s a pretty solid foundation for a home to be built on.
It’s amazing to me how much you learn, how much you HAVE to learn when you’re doing renos on your own house. It’s pretty amazing, the set of skills we are amassing during this time. I’m especially glad and grateful to have you all following our progress and cheering us along. So many of you have mentioned that you’re thinking of us, and let me tell you, every thought helps.
I have a few minutes for a quick update, and a few of you have asked me when my next blog post will come! The thing is, while there’s been lots of progress here at No. 77, the pictures simply won’t do justice to the amount of work we’ve accomplished!
So much has happened at No. 77 in the last ten days I hardly know where to start this update! How about we go section by section?
Oh man, am I ever tired. Renovating a house is the ultimate in “lifestyle” fitness (of which Jordan is a great advocate). Yesterday, for 10 hours, I did squats, shoulder presses, chest presses, and cardio. Today, I feel like a limp noodle.
We picked up our keys yesterday and boy were we excited!!! We went straight over to the house from the lawyer’s office, where our keys were attached to a little leather cutout of a beaver. I leapt through the front door in excitement and immediately started peeling wallpaper off the walls.