Thursday, January 24, 2008

Work Zone

:: People hard at work ::

It has been almost a week since the last post, and thankfully it has been a very fruitful week. Many more hours were put in on the bus. Not only did the last walls go up and cupboards get screwed in, but the finishing touches are being worked on now tonight: wallpapering, laying vinyl, putting down carpet, ect... It is wonderful to see the inside looking more and more like a home than just a plywood box!

To give you a small glimpse of what that has all entailed...

hundreds and hundreds of screws

countless wiring

and yes, even some moments of frustration when the wall just won't go in quite right for the ?? time and needs a little more trimming and re-cutting before it will fit where it is supposed to.


While some labored diligently at the bus, the home front stayed busy, too...

covering the bus window frames

upholstering the two front couches

cooking meals for the freezer

and now tonight -- a flurry of packing!!

It has been very exhausting at times, (just ask those who only got 3-5 hours of sleep every night this week!) yet we have been so encouraged by the prayers and support we've received from the body of Christ.

"Be of good courage,
and He shall strengthen your heart,
all you who hope in the Lord."
Psalms 31:24


And stay tuned for more pictures as we head south tomorrow!

18 comments:

Marissa Whitney said...

Praying you'll all have a blessed trip! Looking forward to hearing/seeing about it! :)

Coeur d'Court said...

Wow! If we get any tornados this summer, it will be caused by the great atmospheric disturbance your bus busy-ness caused. :) I can't believe all that you have gotten done! Continuing in prayer for you all...

dak-juneau said...

As a guy who's always been interested in construction from small things to dams and skyscrapers, thanks for posting all the pictures of the work on the bus. I've always wanted to do a bus conversion and while obviously I'm not there, I get to follow along with your efforts because of your posts.

Godspeed to your family!

(And don't take any wooden nickels.)

BrittLeigh said...

Aw, DEFINITELY progress since I saw it last week. Wow. WHAT a tremendously huge job this has been for you guys, but it sure is exciting to see the way it's coming together. I'm praying for you as you spend your final night preparing and hopefully getting some rest! I'm gonna miss you :'(. Will be thinking of you even as I travel tomorrow ;)

Goldfish said...

Thank you SO much for the post! I absolutely love the one of Rachel with a power tool! :D Guess what? I have a sort of workshop class. And I have to use a table and miter (sp.?) saw!!! A little scary but so far I haven't cut off any fingers (Of course I've only used it once ;). And don't worry, I'll definitely stay tuned!!!! ;D

Gem said...

I'll be praying for you! Hope you have a nice and blessed time.

gandelr said...

the wall ...the wall ... after only 5 tries ITS' IN ...ITS' IN

Sara N. Smith said...

Praising the Lord with you all! Certinly looks like you were extremely busy!
May the Lord bless your travels!

Nicole said...

awwww! so glad to see pics... it's hilarious how everyone has their bluetooth in use! love the example of mutitasking! :)
love ya!

Stephanie said...

Praise God you are back on the road! The bus looks wonderful. Safe travels. :)

Anonymous said...

Praise God...for all he has done in helping you for a very "FULL" week of must do's! We are praying for your safe travel, good health...along with those whom God has for you to be a blessing to during this tour., May they come to know the God whom makes all of this possible for you to do & whom you all clearly serve! Our love & prayers, God be with you...The Mayo's

Nicole said...

love, love, love the first picture!
rachel... you look great with a DeWalt... i hope that's what it is! i mean, what else is there?!?!
happy trails and God speed. tiffany chmelar

Anonymous said...

p.s. don't ask why i signed in under my nics blog. you know your close to your sister when you accidently use her blog identity!
tc

Anonymous said...

i wanted to make a clarification, on my clarification. (read that twice so you understand.) i ment my sister nicole's blog... not my nics blog. :)

Anonymous said...

that is you're... not your
and meant... not ment
okay... i promise to stop leaving comments!

Sofia from Tarragona said...

Wishing you all safe and happy times. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Wouldn't it be fun if you could make it to Catalunya one day :D. Keep posting...

rehm family said...

We are praying for you all! May He go before, and prove Himself strong on your behalf, as you minister in His name! Missing you already! :)

Love to all,
The Rehm's

Anonymous said...

blessings on your trip...hope all goes well and praise God for a restored bus!

In Christ's Name,

Grace Sauve

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