Anyway, as I said in my last post we have been getting ready for Christmas by decorating and cooking Christmas cookies and stuff. We started reading the Christmas story from Luke for our devotion time.
Thursday we got up and worked on the house and got another course (4 logs) up. Mr Blevins came in the morning and stayed and helped all day...he was a huge help. Here are some pictures.
|Manly work for a manly man|
Putting in the end pins
Driving in rebar.
Starting rebar into the holes to be driven in with the demo-hammer.
Three courses up
We went over to the Hodge's house for dessert after we finished working on the house. We were planning to go for dinner but by the time we finished working on the house and got showers and stuff it would have been to late for dinner so we had dessert. I was so busy talking that I forgot to take pictures but we all had a good time.
Friday we worked on the house some but we did not get as much done as we would have liked. We only got one log up.
From this angle it looks like we got a lot done...but that log on top is the only one we got up.
It was hard to pull out from where we had it stored and it. It took half of the day to get it out and into position and ready to be lifted.
This gives you an idea of how high the walls are now. It's going to get more difficult as we get higher. Right now one person can climb up on the wall and the someone else can hand the tools up to them. This will not be as easy once we got 20 feet up into the air.
After all that we went over to the Priddy's for Christmas Eve dinner. We had homemade appetizers; it was so good. I forgot to bring my camera in so I don't have pictures of that either.
Everyone was ready for Christmas. We've had a great day today. I took lots of pictures. I'll put up a slideshow next week along with pictures from the Love the Church conference.