Thursday, September 29, 2005

So built we the wall...

... and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof, for the people had a mind to work.

Nehemiah 4:6

The new wall, with a local model mugging for the camera...

Perhaps it's not a fair comparison, but the wall reno project at times seemed to take on epic proportions, and this old memory verse from my days with Teen Missions International has been coming to mind a lot. At last, the wall is officially done, as of last weekend. Our tenant now can actually use about 30 square feet of her living room that up until now has sat empty.

The wall was not without its trials and tribulations (like its biblical counterpart): most significantly was when Elijah decided to "fix" a newly wired outlet when daddy had his back turned. He bridged the screw contacts on either side of the outlet with a pair of pliers - and knocked himself on his butt with the shock. The pliers partially melted as a result. I felt absolutely sick, but there were no lasting effects, aside from the fact that Elijah now listens when daddy says not to play with electrical outlets. The technical term for this is "single trial learning."

The wall wasn't complete when they came, but we had a lovely visit with Jan and Cindy. Soon the guest room will be completely in order, so we expect the rest of you to put in an appearance!


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