However, the aspect of building that caught me off guard and has dropped me to my knees in praise and thanksgiving is the people who've come to help, who without we would not be having a house anywhere near ready for winter! This, by no means, is a conclusive list of everyone, but just a taste of the sweetness that is the family of God.
|Crane family sawing logs|
|Crane's moving a log with sheer muscle (or wench)|
|Spray foam, spray foam and more spray foam|
|Gary helping set the steel beam.|
|Oh how we are missing this guy!|
|Michael and Treston helping with trusses.|
|Taking a much needed s'more break.|
Our good friends over at http://teamgerhardt.blogspot.com took a long weekend and came to help. The men helped Stretch build trusses. The young ladies wouldn't let me do any dishes. The kids ran wild all weekend. Jeannie and I got so much time to talk, nursing and cuddling our babies. God's timing for their visit was perfect. I needed that shot of fellowship much more than I realized. We came out of the weekend rejuvenated and optimistic about the progress of the cabin. Not to mention that over half of the trusses got built!
|The incredible Paul has somehow evaded my picture taking! Must remedy that!|
This summer, I think, the glimpse into frontier living I'm most loving is that sense of pitching in and helping. When you are away from family, your friends become your family. You share your struggles and triumphs. You build homes and families together. I am so incredibly thankful for all of my "family" that has come by to pitch in.
Until next time, have a manic one!