Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Came Early

Our surprise is revealed!

A couple weeks ago, I was on the phone with one of my sisters mentioning in passing how nice it would be to have her handyman husband Phil come help us with all of our projects. Adam has been working so hard every.single.night after long 10 hour days at work. He comes home for dinner, plays with the kids and heads out from 7:00-9:00 or 10:00 to go plug away at sheetrock, mudding, and whatever needs to get done. We have seen so much progress leading up to this point, but it is slow. We've also had some sweet friends come help whenever they can which to them we have been so grateful. Our house has progressed so far, but we still have a LOT of detailed work to go; trim, paint, tile, cabinets, floors, etc. Anyway, Christmas came early.

Phil is here to help.

How's this for a morale booster?
Just hours after I talked to Gretchen, she called back saying that they thought it actually might be possible for them to send Phil out for a week to come help us. With our mileage combined (this sounds like Captain Planet :) ) we were able to get him a ticket for him to come out and help us. After a 16 hour day of flying thorough the night with no sleep, he is going to work all day every day that he is here. Seriously, can you believe this guy? Our spirits our lifted.

We gave Phil the grand tour tonight of the place including the property.

They walked around from room to room getting a game plan together of they'd like to see happen this week.

Adam will be able to take a little time of this week and work alongside Phil. I can't wait to see what they can accomplish together. Praise God for Phil and thank you Gretchen for sending him!


  1. Hooray! Glad he could help. Send him back soon though, his kids are KRAZY!

  2. How incredible!! I'm so happy he's there to help!!!!