Michael Update

While I’m working, my mind is full of ideas.  Full of things I should write on this blog to describe what is happening around us, what work is going on, what inspiration we get.  I think often of Abraham Lincoln quotes, nearly all work related, all wise.  “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be”.  So true. “My father taught me to work, he did not teach me to love it”.  Well, my mother, but also true and so very relevant right now.



We have completely gutted grandmas house.  Taken it down to the studs.  We started just fixing the roof, and maybe one or two rooms.  With every panel removed, every sheet of drywall taken down we realized how much damage there was/is.  It’s a hard thing to decide you are going to go from a two week repair to a months long rebuild.  Hard to commit is all.  Once you decide, the decision itself seems to carry you part way.  And this brings along another quote “When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad.  And that is my religion”.



Thank you to the support from our families.  One thing I’ve thought about often is helping.  You may not know how to swing a hammer, or rewire a panel box, hell maybe all you can do is make “nanner pudding”, well, make the best damn nanner pudding you can and that is help enough!  So thanks to Mom and Jaime.  Grandma has loved the care packages and the snacks/water/bug repellant are a daily reminder we are not working alone down here!  And thank you to Christines family.  Putting up with us drinking all of their coffee and rolling out early in the morning, only to return dirty and grubby and mess up their shower every night.  Thank you!


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