Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Before you know it, we're going to have a ROOF on our new house! I'm so excited! The men have worked hard on this house, but only during the lulls between other, ministry-related construction projects, so it's been a slow process. We've been living on the property, in our bodega/warehouse, for five and a half years now  - it really is time for us to have a house, and amenities like interior walls!

The lumber for the roof was purchased back in August of last year, and has been sitting out drying (and getting rained on, and drying again) all this time.

Off and on, when they've had time over the past couple of months, the men have worked on planing the rough lumber. Once a large enough pile of planed boards was ready, they started staining them.

Gradually we are amassing a pile of dried, planed, bug-treated, stained boards. These will be the rafters of our roof, and will be visible from inside the house, as part of the ceiling.

The photo below is the ceiling of the "team house". . . which is similar to the ceiling which will be in our home, except that we're planning to whitewash the flat boards, and just have the support beams stained. 

The house will have porches in front and back, so we have wooden posts for porch roof supports:

If you're good with your imagination, you can look at these photos of the house, and imagine what it will look like with a ROOF and covered porches.

Back porch-to-be
Front of house (porch will be on the left)

So, there you go! A ROOF in the making!!!!


Kristal said...

How exciting!

Denise said...

I am so very happy that this is moving along! When it is done, I'm going to make Jim take me to visit you. I think it's the Cofers' turn to hang out at the Sowers's house. :-)

Cindy in California said...

How exciting and wonderful. One of these days, I'll have to make it to Gracias and see it all in person. :-)

Trish said...

We would be THRILLED to have visits from both the Cofers AND Cindy P!!!!!

Trish said...

Thanks Kristal! We are super excited about this!

Missus Wookie said...

This is exciting times - fun to see the pile grow.

Pleasance Faast said...

It’s a good thing the lumber you had for the roof was still in good condition, despite getting rained on and drying again. And it’s great that everything seems to be shaping up quite nicely. How is the construction going, by the way? Whatever the case is, I hope that you are well. Good day!

Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roof

Catherine Burns said...

Only a few more steps to go and you can finally move in! How exciting is that?! The end is in sight and you’ll finally be able to sleep in your house. I know you can’t wait. It looks wonderful so far and it seems like everyone is working hard to get this done for you. I wish you much success!

Catherine Burns @ Easton Roofing LLC