Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New link to Faith Home Ministries

By Friday people will be able to donate to Faith Home Ministries via the non-profit organization we are affiliated with. A Pay Pal account is being set up with codes for each ministry and you pick which ministry you want to donate to and pay via Paypal.

We are still raising money for the flooring for the women's shelter and any additional funds we get will be in an account to pay for weekend activities and vacations for the kids. The more kids we have the bigger the house we will need to rent or more hotel rooms, for vacations so we will need a fund for that! Our goal is to enrich the lives of the kids in every way possible, providing them with opportunities and memories they would not otherwise have.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

more before and after grass growing


House after landscaping! The grass is growing!

They graded and planted seed and drainage pipes for two rain gutters underground. We still need plants but will worry about that later.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Landscapers are here! Thank you D & A Dunlevy Landscapers!

Here are some most recent photos of the interior of our house, taken today. They still need to finish the stair cap on our stairway so I am leaving the lamp shade covers on over the kitchen table until they do but the living room, mudroom and kitchen are mostly done. I will post photos of rest of house in the future.

They are doing landscaping right now! They are grading and seeding and ditching for underground drainage from the rain gutters. They will come back and do two patios when they have more time. Eventually I need to get cement where they will put gravel for parking off the side of the driveway. Cement is expensive though so it will have to wait because we are still saving up for laminate flooring for the whole basement for the women's shelter!

You see hints of construction stuff still; coffee set up for construction workers and old coffee pot, unpainted corner piece, but we are almost done. I will be working on that stuff tomorrow. I need to bring my nice coffee maker upstairs; it is still in our basement where we lived.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

First guests coming tonight!

We managed to clear the living room and have it presentable for them yesterday! Today I got their two rooms thoroughly cleaned and all the beds made. It is a family of four coming. I put some stuff in the attic but still have a room of stuff to unpack and organize what goes where. The guests will be touring DC in the day and I will keep working on that. Our guests leave August 8 and our first foster child comes August 13 pm. She will be with us two weeks while her foster mom in out of state. I am still working hard on being thoroughly unpacked by end of August to start the work on the women's shelter and start taking all the kids.
Thank you Mike and Terry for your awesome help!!!!!!!!