Hats off to Dad Rackley!


We’re still working on our Backwater Way house – it’s been a project of love since two weeks ago tomorrow. The most difficult of all the projects though, was completed today. The prefinished floors are laminate – as much as we’d like to say they’re hardwood – but at about $1.00 cheaper per square foot, and a LOT easier to install ourselves, it was the best choice for us. And to the untrained, unprofessional eye, they might even pass as hardwood! The benefit, though, is that we don’t have to worry about cleaning up messes like we would if it were carpeted. And since the rest of the house is carpeted with brand new carpet (installed Monday), it’s nice to have a room that we can RELAX with our cokes in – much to my husband’s excitement!

Chris’ dad today put in about 8 hours to help get these floors finished. He did a great job and deserves the comfortable bed he’s sleeping in now. It was great to be able to spend some good quality time with him. Now, we just have to clean up the baseboards, and get those nailed in, touch up some painting mistakes (mine, of course!), and get our stuff moved in! (Did I mention the water heater that caught on fire?)

Moving in to a foreclosed home has been a labor of love – let me emphasize labor – but we’re so thankful for what the Lord has blessed us with, and for the wonderful help we’ve had! Thanx a bunches, Dad Rackley!

Before shot of the cement floor. . .

Before shot of the cement floors. . . .



After shot of the prefinished laminate floors. . .


About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

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