Thursday, November 29, 2018

Making progress this week on the drive down to Stephen's Home

PLEASE NOTE: The tiles you see here are being placed for planning purposes.
So the trough on the right of the drive will be level with the other bricks 
and the those on the left still have to be cut and fitted into place permanently
My creative mind seems to create a challenge and complicates 
projects for those we work with.
I like to think it makes them think outside the box and try a new angle.

despite the cold

Sunday, November 25, 2018

the winterizing initiated

Work began at the front of the property where the water begins its descent down the hill towards the house, before flowing underground out to the river. This space will be frequently accessed by all who live in this first house, Stephen's Home

and by Naomi's Home residents when they come to church or for visits with their friends. many will be bound by their disabilities in wheelchairs. 
We want them to know they are welcome.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Continued tile work inside Stephen's home.

Valentina and his co-worker Sasha have been wrapping up unfinished business.

The floor and grout work got completed on this second bathroom,
the one off the exercise room.

African Safari bathroom in the suite for 4 guys


So nice to finally have things completed,
thank you for helping make this possible.

Getting close! 
The fireplace company has to come back and finish up the plasterwork 
around the firebox and heated seat area.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

grout work got done today

Over the past few days water has been hooked up to the house.
Our well is now providing for the home so
showers and sinks can function.
The pastor and his sons who came out to do this work for us finished up the
work outside on the well too.

Oksana and I worked on the  wall of the main hall.
Little bits at a time, but we're making progress.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The last 4 days with team 2
THE THREE MUSKETEERS - MAXIM became the 4th Musketeer

This is the finished product!!!
Roll-Away beds with drawer space for a suitcase, blankets and sheets.
Personal shelving with each bunk and a place for mirrors and electrical outlets.
We tried to think of everything 😉

A second coat of lacquer applied to this furniture, looks nice.
Just yesterday, September 12th, Maxim got the mirrors up and I vacuumed up all the sawdust. Today the drawers will be filled with clean sheets, pillows and blankets in preparation for the team arriving on October 3rd.

DOORS! This is the first one
Ben just happened to finish some barn like doors for his own home recently,
so he helped us make one so we can repeat the process.

Ben helped too with understanding. 
What leftover wood we had from building the house,
he shared how select good pieces and to put all that to good use. 
The end result is perfect for the de'cor of our "western look."

A bit of fun...
...Sunday after church and a walk through the local market we had a bit of down time before being picked up to head back out Darivka.

The guys had a hankering for some action, I think this did the trick.



JAAN, our translator for the day


to the fireplace getting finished

God goes before us every step of the way!
Please be in prayer with us that we stick like glue to His plan.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 8th and 9th

Planning session Wednesday morning
Aaron, David & Ben in a pow-wow together.

shelving units installed by David

Ben makes sure things happen

the drawers were the bear to tackle
Aaron using a very special tool for the corners of the drawers.


looking pretty nice, don't ya'll think?

Yesterday, the 8th, Maxim and I completed the first section of a long wall.
For Kristin, this is it!

at the same time
a whole lot!

the arch begins

This hall behind the fireplace connects the kitchen to the bedrooms
not a secret passageway, but a short cut, 
hopefully a pretty one when completed.

the under girting while the bricks are laid

Work on the details of a wall in the main hall, trying to create a theme.
This pattern took quite a while to cut out, but finally got it done today so I could try making the relief on the plaster portion of the collogue.
You'll never guess...

Oh, and I learned how to use the tile cutter today.
I've got to get working on preparing the tiles for when 
Bryan and Brenda, Kristin and Bob come from NMSI again.