Sunday, March 15, 2009

WOW!!! I'm pretty much speechless ...

Here are some pictures showing our progress - WOW - these guys work FAST! I am pretty tired to go into detail today, but I really wanted to share these pictures with all of you.

After day 1, we have the basement floor framed and the first floor deck completed and a fair bit of prep work for the next floor.

All I can say is that these guys are AMAZING! Even though words just cannot express our gratitude - we still want to say THANK YOU!! We are truly blessed.

Arrival of the wood last Wednesday morning.

The second load.

Eating breakfast on the house (parts).

The guys arrived and didn't waste any time getting right to work.

Moving some lumber ... a LOT of it!

Jesse was a sawing machine! He had stacks of lumber cut before you could even notice he was cutting!

John and Daryl discussing the plans.

Tom carrying more lumber.

Eric carrying 2 at once!

Hans, Troy and Gary plumbing up the support wall.

Troy and John going over the windows

Hans working on the floor joists.

Major progress

I like this shot because I caught all 10 of them in the frame at once. Believe me, as fast as they work, it is hard to snap pictures!

At the end of the day.

Good night.


  1. Wow Shirley that is so great:O) Are these friends and family from PA?

  2. WOW!! I wish I could have shown this to T before he left this morning (which is why I'm up at 3:50!!)

    He's eager to get down. He talked to Leon last night and was told he's needed to hand things up to the 2nd floor - WOW!!

  3. I was thinking about you guys yesterday afternoon after Church. This labor of love is such a testimony of how the Body of Christ should work & be and what can be accomplished when it does.
    ALL of you are blessed!! Not just you and John but the 10 who came :o)

  4. It's looking great!! How exciting!

  5. Thanks, Shirley, for posting these photos! It is So good to see God using the talents of these men to bless you! It is exciting to watch the progress of your house move so quickly!

  6. This is so amazing! I love seeing God's people helping others. I am getting teary eyed seeing the progress. God BLESS them ALL and may you be blessed to be a blessing, like Pastor Roluffs used to say.

    Love ya!

  7. Oh how cool. So excited for you and your family. Hey they could work for what's that home make over show, where they build a house in a week?!! Yet they are only doing it with 12 guys wow!! That's the MC guys for you. What a great crew!

  8. It's wonderful to see the work progressing so fast.

    Your view is just breathtaking!

  9. This progress is so exciting! :D
    Loved seeing all of the step by step pictures!

    Also, if you're able to, come join in at the Home School Open House tomorrow! :)


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