Updates from the Homestead
I’ve had a lot going on this past week, which is why there have been no new posts! I have few quiet moments today and thought I’d give an update.
One of the big changes in our lives is that we will be taking in my 80 year old father in law to live with us. He is currently living in an independent living retirement community and it has become more than obvious that he needs more care and daily attention. He is failing physically and not as “with it” mentally any more. It has been a big decision for us. Both my husband and I felt we did not want to put him in an assisted living facility and after much prayer and discussion decided we would have him move in with us. We know it will be a challenge to adjust to a new routine with him, but we feel this is what the Lord wants from us right now.
My husband is currently taking time off work to make preparations for this. We’ve cleaned and painted the room he will be using, made some changes in our bathroom to accommodate him (hand rails and such) and painted the bathroom as well.
The other day we had a carpet cleaning guy come in and clean the bedroom carpet and I had him clean the living room carpet while he was here. The morning he was coming we moved all the furniture into the dining room/sunroom area. And my hubby looked at all the work that needed to be done in the living room and decided to jump into this project as well. A few summers back he had replaced the siding outside and replaced the living room windows. He was able to get the inside wall insulated and dry wall up but that was as far as he was able to go, life was pulling him in other directions. We also had another wall that needed drywall as well. This last week he has put the drywall up and he is currently working on getting the room ready to paint. Next week we should have it all back together and ready to move my father in law in.
I’ve been taking pictures of the living room project and will post the before and after pictures soon!
With all the upheaval in my home and having my hubby home all the time, blogging time has been scarce! However on the flip side we have been enjoying a lot of family time and that has been a huge blessing. My blogging may be a bit sparse as we make these changes in our life.