Clinging to Jeremiah 40:31

“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…”

After another week at the rental, our strength has just about run out, or at least our knees. Our hot tub in the bus barn is a lifesaver! But we are closing in on the finish line, the light at the end of the tunnel, the fat lady singing or whatever other metaphor works.

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We left late Friday afternoon with just one little strip to go on the kitchen floor, one tiny little deceptively difficult strip. It runs down the wall and past/through the doorway into the utility room. It will be waiting for us tomorrow morning. Tomorrow afternoon, a tub refinisher is coming to start the process of restoring the 60-some year old tub to shining glory. Since there will be acid involved, we chose to hold off on laying the new floor in the bathroom and the strong odor will limit our work hours in the house to the morning. We’d better get an early start!

Carpet for the living room and bedrooms should be delivered to the store by Wednesday, so installation should start right after Labor Day. At least that’s what we hope, although we haven’t heard a date from the installer yet. We do have outside projects while that is being done.

Speaking of outside projects, one is done that probably should have been done several years ago. There has been a clothesline right next to the sidewalk from the carport to the back door. When we first bought the property, one side of the crossbar hung over the walk, but LeRoy cut that side off flush with the pole and plugged the ends to keep wasps out. In the 10 or so years we’ve owned that rental, I don’t think anyone has ever used these, so it was time to remove it. LeRoy and our daughter Heidi spent a loooong time one afternoon getting those poles out, long enough that I completely gave a second coat of paint to the backyard shed while they were working. That day LeRoy especially appreciated God’s promise of renewed strength!

I’m still carrying the list of dimensions for the blinds in my purse, those blinds that LeRoy said would be the LAST THING on our list. We’re coming close!

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