Monday, July 2, 2007

Welcome to the Land of Unfinished Projects

At least until now.

This weekend was actually very fruitful, domestically speaking. Matt only preached Sunday morning at the new campus. This opens up a full weekend for us. We're almost like normal people! Almost.(For those who don't know, Matt preaches 4 of our 6 weekend services. The other two are video, a.k.a. Flat Matt.) Because of this, we were able to finish some work on the outside of our house. Matt's inner carpenter is really starting pound and saw its way out! He and my dad made exterior shutters for our windows! They're amazing. Here's what our front porch looked like before...



And after...



Amazing! You'll notice that our porch is bigger and covered in stone. Matt and Dad poured the concrete, Dad started the stone, and our friend Rick finished it! We're still working on the porch. As you can see, there are a few boards that still need to be put up and we're going to "beef up" the column. But just look at those shutters!!!

Now...on to the next project. The playroom.

Before...


Audrey took this picture. Doesn't look too bad. BUT it's way too cluttered, baseboards are missing or unpainted, and, you can't see this but, the beams on the ceiling need to be painted too.

So this is my next project. I'm so bad at finishing things. Hold me to it, girls! I'll post an "after" photo when I'm done. Hopefully that will be before July '08.

A couple of cute watermelon pictures...





And I'm spent.

11 comments:

Josh, Nat, & Lily Pat said...

at first i thought you must be talking about my life...i am quite the starter...and need a little help on the finishing part too. let's hold each other to finishing!

the porch looks great!!!

olivia and henry said...

i am so impressed!!! your porch looks awesome, and those shutters are beautiful! can't wait to see what you do with the playroom!!!
we missed getting to see you all the other day!
angie

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

Everything looks fantastic!!

Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

That looks awesome!

Richardsons of HV said...

way to go! Y'all are so creative with your casa! talk to you soon!

Rhonda said...

Hi! Just found your blog and love it! I'm always on the look-out for blogs I can connect with and given the fact that you're a singer/songwriter, I instantly connected. I lead worship at our church too and have for the past 13 years, but God is now leading my husband & I in a different direction of ministry, more of the hands-on-get-dirty kind. No more high-tech sound system & lighting w/ an awesome live band behind me anymore! But where we're going I can still lead worship, it will just be very different, but in a way, much more intimate. I've read back over some of your posts and have enjoyed getting to know you. I'll be back!

Debra said...

It looks great! I love the stone.

sim said...

Wanna come finish some of my projects? I don't think I'm even a good starter. I'm a planner/dreamer/take no further action kind of gal. No disappointment that way :)

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

www.gatewaygetaway.com
and dinner was at
www.rancholoma.com

Basically Tuscola at our friends ranch. They have about 200 acres and decided to build these cottages! It was AWESOME! I suggest you go for a weekend! It was so peaceful...

thosetonnes said...

I love what you did to your porch. I just started a blog about the Tonnes, found yours through Natalies.

Kristyn said...

SO fun to see y'all the other night!!
we're ALWAYS working on a home project! Infact, it's our goal at the next house[wherever that may be ;)]to finish a project before moving on to the next one!!

Love the front porch!!