My Facebook friends already saw our back deck pictures last night, but since many of you are not on Facebook, here you go:
Here we are, our first "selfie" from the new back deck overlooking the pond:
Some of view from the deck:
Our kids stopped by and took our picture:
And then we took their picture! The beautiful thing about our new home is that it is only about one mile from our kids! What a blessing that is already proving to be!!
So here is the deck as the workers are finishing it up today:
Yes, it is big enough to have a party! Can't wait to have a barbeque on the deck!
And then, to top off all the great news of this week, something else new has arrived:
So here's our selfie in front of the shed:
I am wearing my painting clothes as I was busily painting inside the house when the shed arrived...but I was very happy to take this little break for all the excitement!
This picture below is when the shed was being placed and leveled. So exciting!
I was so pleased yesterday that one of our neighbors came over to meet us while we were there working. She is also new to the neighborhood, and I think she was just checking us out to see what kind of neighbors we were going to be. Of course, I was in my oldest paint covered clothes and looked a fright, but we had a wonderful conversation and I think we will enjoy being neighbors. A couple of days before that I met another lovely lady across the street, and found out we have mutual acquaintances in the community and church. She also seemed delighted that we were moving into the neighborhood. Our house has been vacant for a long time, and it seems that we are quite the curiosity to everyone passing by as they are watching our progress on the house and hopefully they are happy to see that an empty house that was becoming a temptation for vandals is now becoming a lively hub of happy activity. We pray that God will bless our home and that we will be a lighthouse along the shore for those who may need some hope and encouragement.
Speaking of prayer...many of us in blogland know our dear friend Sylvia at A Grandma's Blessings. Early this morning Sylvia's husband Curtis passed away after a long battle with respiratory issues. Please lift up Sylvia and her family in prayer, and perhaps send words of love and encouragement her way as you can. She has been one of our sweetest friends here, and I know she would appreciate our thoughts and prayers.