Monday, July 12, 2010

The Projects

Most of our visits to see Mike and Joy in Washington, DC have concurred with them working. We find plenty to keep us busy by visiting museums at those times and meet them for lunch and dinner. Now that they own a house all is different. Our latest visit was also on a holiday. We loved being with them more and kicking back with them in their basement in front of the TV or sitting on their porch drinking coffee or eating dinner, watching as the neighborhood families and American University students walked past us. 

It was also exciting to be able to help them a little with the 70 year old house and its needs. 
Furniture was assembled.

New numbers were installed at the front door.

A new chandelier was installed in the dining room.

Old energy inefficient lights were exchanged for new energy efficient ones. A dimmer switch was installed. New outside security lighting was installed. Herbs were planted. A new doorbell was installed. 

And, I think I can successfully report that a good time was had by all.  Especially after a good night's sleep and viewing the accomplishments by the light of a new day. Thanks be to God for His blessings on this new home, on this old neighborhood, on those who live there and visit there. May His peace inhabit all its rooms for as long as it stands. 

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