Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Helping Mom - Part Three

...and so it continues...

We're back at Mom's house doing some repairs to make her house more functional and liveable.   You can see where we started this job here and here on earlier posts.  It's been a slow and steady process.  She hasn't had hot water in her bathroom for several months now so she's been showering at the local YMCA.  Her office is actually a renovated porch, closed in to make another room.  It has no heat so we have to raise the floor to put ductwork in below.   The first order of business was to hit Lowe's and fill our carts will all the necessary materials.

We spent the first two days working on the plumbing problem.  We replaced the ENTIRE water supply pipes under the house which required crawling around in the dust, cobwebs and crud.  There's even a cat skeleton down there - poor little kitty got stuck down there and couldn't get out...makes me sad to think of that.   It's a very small crawlspace so at times we were scooting on our bellies and at the end of the day our backs were aching so much from the strain.  In addition, we weren't able to shower until tonight as we didn't have hot water....yuck!  But, that problem is behind us and we're starting on the framing for the office tomorrow.

Mom is cooking three hot meals for us every day (way too much food) but we are enjoying being pampered and I know she is appreciative of the help.  Bill and I both feel it's the least we can do to help her as she has committed her life to serving people in her community.  She doesn't have the luxury of money, but she does have a calling and a desire to help the poor in her neighborhood.

So, that's going to be our week....right now we're settling into some serious 'vegging' in front of the television to watch Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope......ahhh....relaxation feels great after a hard day's work!    :)



Pokey said...

What a job! I know she will appreciate the upgrades, I sure would! It is truly a blessing when we can meet anyone's need with the abilities God has given us. Enjoy the tube tonight, and the family ~

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Wow, Jenn! What a load off your Mom's mind to have that work finished on her home. You are truly amazing, friend.

PS...Next time you're working on her home, and need an extra hand, please let me know. Clinton is a short trek for me. I'd love to help ya out! Happy Wednesday! ☺

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