Well, construction on our house continues! As of Feb 26, we have been living in our house unfinished as it is! It is really nice to finally have our own little space and I am glad to have my own little kitchen. Little by little we have been working on improvements and it is getting more and more comfortable all the time. Here are a few glimpses of life here as it has been progressing.
When we first moved in we didn't have counters, sink, table, or anything like that,
so we made do with what we had.
|Mike, a volunteer who put in the two outside door frames,|
seated at the lunch table.
|The outside doors|
|My kitchen window sill. I have been taking after my Mom! She always|
had so many plants in the windowsill in the springtime that you
could never see out of them! My plants keep migrating to the garden as they grow.
|Fresh bread using the pans Steven's Mom gave us : ) and the table cloth that|
was also given to us as a wedding present.
|So here is the view of my kitchen as it is at present.|
|We have been very much enjoying our new hand crank blender!|
It works much better than I thought it would! Especially with Steven
behind the handle!
|Our new dining room...|
|The freshly washed bedding hanging up on the indoor clothesline.|
|Our bedroom. The mosquito net hangs up over the bed at night.|
There are swarms of mosquitoes right now! It has been raining more
lately and the blood thirsty insects are on the rampage!
|Our clothes closet... a piece of rebar hung from the roof and covered with a cloth.|
our shower is outside under the tap. But in spite of that, it is quite nice.
|The inside view of the shower. We have since moved it a little ways from the house so|
that the view from the window over the sink is not into the shower.
|This is where the shower was situated.|
|Even our outhouse has been improved! The seat still needs a little stabilizing so you|
don't get a rush as you feel you are about to tip into the hole, but it works great.
There are so many mosquitoes that you aren't there long with so
much skin exposed anyways!
|The corn patch. The ants did a number on the corn as it was just coming out|
of the ground, and then because we didn't till the soil for the first seeds we
planted, the first corn has been struggling.
|The little zucchini plants|
|I had basil started in the window, and one day a hungry grasshopper|
came by and ate off four of them. So now I have them covered to
save them from the grasshoppers and other hungry insects.
|Little passion fruit plants. They will be climbing up on a tree that is in the front yard.|