A Family Affair

We’ve had a few really busy weekends recently trying to finish up the interior and exterior painting on the beach house.  And all I can say is praise God for family.  I could go on and on about how much we appreciate their support but since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a little pictorial that demonstrates all their hard work.  (Note: not pictured is our niece Suzy and her husband Larry who have worked tirelessly helping us with all phases of this project)

Here's what we found in our driveway two weeks ago. Mopar Man is talking to the concrete guys who just poured our new driveway and front step. It's hard to tell from this photo but there are actually four truck loads of gravel beside the house and down the driveway.

This cutie pie painter is our daughter. She and her family are our resident farmers. It takes a huge commitment on their part to get away for a weekend of painting. They have dozens of laying hens, two goats and a llama, not to mention a golden retriever and farm cat. With that kind of menagerie you can imagine how difficult it is to find someone to take over their farm duties for a weekend.

This slightly out of focus painter is our son-in-law. Not pictured is our 11-year-old grandson who is a budding new photographer who got so excited about taking pictures he forgot to hold the camera steady. When he wasn't taking pictures he helped his mom and dad paint three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

While the rest of the family painted the interior of the house grandma slipped out and put up the new shutters. Yeah right....if you believe that I have a bridge I'd like to sell you. Ha!


Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that Mopar Man gave me a little help with the shutters?

And this is what the house looks like with green shutters. I think it looks more like a beach cottage now.


The travel trailer now has a septic tank and electrical hookup so it can sit beside the house and provide extra sleeping room. By the way look at that beautiful concrete driveway.

Well, folks that brings you up to date on the progress of the beach house.  This week the cabinets and interior doors will be installed.  This is getting really exciting.  The builder says the house will be move in ready by the end of February.

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6 Responses to A Family Affair

  1. Fancy Nancy says:

    Can hardly wait for the potted flowers to sit under those beautiful shutters. Way to go!!!

  2. Donna says:

    Wow, it looks great. I am so happy for you!!! You are so blessed to have so many helpers and God has provided the dry weather as well.

  3. Tamra says:

    House looks adorable already!!! You with the “power tool” did indeed crack me up;}

  4. Barbara Korhonen says:

    Well I am so happy for you, can’t wait for the open house..

  5. Robin says:

    Joan, Love you with the tools, Well I can Imagine Joan is ready, to get moved in. Then before she knows it Fancy Nancy, will come for a visit, and many more. congrads Joan andMike. ,Pray abundant Blessings on you and your new Beach house.

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