It’s been over a year since our last house update, so I thought we’d catch up everyone as to the latest progress…
We took a little break from doing anything on the house, but earlier in the year added some cabinets to our bathroom area. Sue felt best to have something enclosed as things get dusty around here so quickly, being on a farm:
And then recently we finally got the library going as I’ve kind of always wanted. Mostly it was just getting the bookshelves into place, and then we could move the books from the other pre-made shelves into them, and then clear out all kinds of stuff from tubs we brought when we moved here almost 14 years ago!
We had to move out the current portable bookshelves. Here is where they were:
And then it was on to making the new permanent shelves. I kind of got the idea from a bookshelf in a thrift store I saw once.
Here’s the base being built:
Then the shelves half done:
Foreman William making sure they’re going to be comfortable enough as cat cubbies! 😉
And here are the bookshelves done height-wise with the sides attached:
I did have to use a ratchet strap to pull things straight a bit:
Since the ends attached from the outside, I added extra braces under each shelf end:
And here are the shelves completed:
And attached to the floor:
And the wall on top:
And then it was time to start loading!
And then on to the other wall:
With the two bookshelves in place, here is what the library looked like before starting:
And then, needless to say, we have finally purged a lot of things we believe we would no longer use…
…or stored them in the area above the bathroom/pantry/closet walls, which was part of the purpose of that whole platform:
As always, we are thankful to the Lord for granting the resources to do these things, and to the folks who have made all of this possible!
May this house be a house of worship to and learning about God at all times!