At Home in August

While I was away in June and July, Paul had plenty of jobs to keep him busy and out of trouble at home!
The pergola has been in the works for a few years.  When we first bought our home, the deck seemed small.

 Last year, Paul added a section, making the deck  12‘ x 28‘, almost doubling the size.

The pergola for the deck was still his priority, so we got estimates, thinking it would be nice to have it built.  That didn’t work, since they were all more than five times our budget!  
So when we got back from our spring MMAP trip, he did some figuring and ordered supplies, had them delivered

and began building!  

The posts needed to come up from the ground, so he had a lot of extra work to make sure it was sturdy. A lot of thought went into the specifics and details, including the spacing of the cedar beams, and lighting.

He was adamant about having round pillars, which I acknowledge was worth the extra work and money, and made the deck even more elegant!  The end result could not have pleased us more!!

He finished all the last details this month.  i am so proud of all that he accomplishes!
The swing set was on the list since we moved in, and Paul completed it; painting it John Deere green,

making it adjustable for all of the grandkids by adding a baby seat,

a tractor seat,

as well as a regular standard straight board seat.
After I got home, a colored window that we found and purchased in our wanderings became another project.  We originally purchased it for our bathroom, but it did not fit.  Our second choice was above our front door.  But that entailed some ingenuity,

and eventually, it was completely installed!
Since February, I have been home for six weeks.  But we did not slow down a bit!  This month,
Celebrations included Andy’s birthday,

and the announcement of gender of Karyn and Andy’s #3 coming in December.  It is going to be another little girl!  We all decided that is okay, because they make cute little girls…..

included the Williamson County Fair,

Grandkid time,

and attending Gospel Explosion.  A perk we have by living near the Music Capitol includes the opportunity to be exposed to many music venues, some of which we do take advantage of. 
Although we had not heard of any of the groups, they were all fantastic, harmonizing and singing some great gospel songs.

In His Image
By Faith
and Jordan Road Boys
It was a great time of worship.
It is time to pack up again.  MMAP projects await!  
In September, we will be in Teladega, Alabama, and in October we are scheduled for near Baltimore, Maryland.

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