My Lyme and weight gain and house updates

Happy Eastertide my friends!!

My heart feels so renewed and I'm so grateful to Lent and how it reminds us of how important our sacrifices are. :>

My health is still an issue with my Lyme treatments ongoing. My Lyme and weight gain....But last year I suddenly added about 30lbs to my already overloaded body <cue shocked face> so I began investigating starting with bloodwork and what-in-the-blazes  (BLEEP) is going on (besides menopause ) 🙁

Long story short I am now treating my thyroid ( part of my weight gain) and now have an enlarged liver as well! Heavens to Betsy....

I can't even remember if I told you or not? (Thanks Lyme brain! ) so have more testing coming up in a week that I could really use your prayers for. (Please!)

So enough about me - look at our house updates!!!

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A pretty new floor was laid in the basement!

This was mistaken for a swimming pool on my Instagram and I had to laugh as It sure reminded me of one! Lol Our basement is only 4 feet high so not going to be very useful except storage maybe. Sigh But the drainage work will go a long way to clear up all our water issues. (Thank you Jesus!)

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Our yard got its wood delivery and is looking more like a lumber yard now! (Thankfully it included an extra load of sand for the boys sandbox too 🙂

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Next the Subfloor was put on...

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and winter returned - So bitterly cold I was sitting here - but the subfloor is on!!

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Excitement was hard to contain when the first wall went up!! Woohoo

Woohoo ! Praise God ! I'm standing in what will be my new office/studio soon - happy dance 🙂

where so can finally get back to writing (my love!) more books and articles for you. Teach more classes and help you live and LOVE your modest life better!

I also have plans to sew some beautiful clothes, paint more beautiful paintings, and make some beautiful jewelry in there! 🙂

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Things were moving so quickly - it was hard to keep up! Til Thursday when we spent a day outside (in the freezing cold) to be there to ask questions and answer them. Planning for doors and windows is big work. Lol

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STOP - It wasn't long til we hit our first big issue. MOLD (again!)

Planning the roof pitch they soon realized the 2nd floor windows were too low. Sigh 🙁

So that meant they had to move the top windows up by a foot. 🙁 That took a whole day refitting one. The other will not fit so we need to buy a smaller one. Sigh

But the biggest shock was to find the extensive rot and mold on the wall when their ladder went through the wall! 🙁

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It turns out - our entire wall was so rotten it too needs to be replaced! Sweeet Jesus not more!!!!!

This comes only after our internet company found out our fascia was all rotten when they couldn't attach our internet tower to anything.

<insert shocked face>

Well my friends that's our week. We could sure use your prayers for my upcoming tests and for this week. This week we will uncover the wall to see how extensive the rot is and see how far it needs replacing. Sweet Jesus mercy!

PLEASE support our rebuilding fund and share our page before we run out of funds to finish this:

www.gofundme.com/davidsonfamilytrust

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With MUCH love,

Rita and family

 

 

 

 

 

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Davidson Update: progress and Easter

Happy Easter my friends!!

Our lives have really been overtaken with the excitement here of late. So forgive me for photo bombing your inbox with pictures of our progress.

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We started by having to move our internet tower. That was quite the sight watching him go higher and higher. Unfortunately we found more rot around the roofline that we now have to fix. Sigh :(. There is no DSL here and this is my only connection to YOU ! So up it goes ! :>

Then the hole excavated outside our living room window was the best entertainment for both inside lurkers and outdoor explorers. Here Andrew is exploring the inside of the hole. A new trench dug to divert water away from the foundation. It's working pretty well already!

The view for inside lurkers... I just loved this pic ! Look they are all beside each other and not fighting!!! (Cue a mother's dream) soon after this pic it started of course, so scratch that peaceful MOMENT. LOL

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Since our foundation was crumbling they put forms against the wall to create a new wall and to stabilize the wall. Who said construction wasn't exciting to watch?

Homeschooling day outside

Thankfully our weather has warmed up just enough to be able to homeschool outside again! Oh just the sights and sounds of the birds are such a welcome sight! Liam just started reading a few weeks back YAY!!!!!! learning has become exciting for him now!

Closeup of the foundation wall - we found an old doorway that was a big excitement for all of us!! Just to think how that could have been used ?

Nothing like a bit of history to get us excited !

We even found old square nails (just like in our old house!) Imagine how they would have made these by hand?

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Easter arrived - He is Risen!!

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The day was gloomy - first I ever seen on an Easter Sunday - I wondered if this was a sign of how displeased God is with the world today? The boys had great fun with chocolate and an Easter Treasure hunt. Overall it was a memorable day for them (tiring for me planning it out til 2am! Can I get an Amen? )

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Lastly, here is the view of our soon-to-be living room - after 4 LONG years of waiting cramped in this house without room for our boys needs. IN 2019 we will finally have our mold issues resolved, our foundation fixed, water removed from our foundation and a proper living room! Thank you Jesus!

Donate to our house fund here:

Www.gofundme.com/davidsonfamilytrust

And become a part of our home and hearts <3 and our daily prayers for YOU our benefactors!

We are so grateful to you!

With much love

Rita Xxo

Rita Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

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