One Big Adventure
An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Onward and homeward

It looks like we are on track to go home this afternoon. My parents are driving down from north Georgia/North Carolina to pick us up and take us all home. Then they'll stay with us to see the children and check out the progress on the house and head home tomorrow.

James is progressing along, the pressure ulcer around his g-tube is mostly fill back in--it looks MUCH better. The GI docs don't want us to use the tube for feeding yet (just medincines and some supplements), so we are going home with TPN (IV feeds). The nurse from yet another home health care company is coming to show me how to use their pump and bring me the TPN and supplies. She won't be here til about 2:30, so that will give us time to pack up and get some other things done.

Lord willing, we hope to be on the road around 4 p.m.

In other family news: Vern started back to work this week. He had teacher pre-planning days Monday through Thursday and today is his first day with students (so we are especially grateful for the flexibility and availability of my folks to help out in the transporting department!)

Things are progressing for the house: last week the foundation was dug and poured and the block was laid this week. Our friend, Joey, ordered the lumber yesterday and it will be delivered next Friday. Lord willing, framing will begin August 13th. We hope to be finished by the 24th and have a roofing party on the 25th. Our friend, John, who does lots of roofing told us that seconds of metal roofing can be had for less than half of higher grade metal roofing. The only 'problem' with it is that the color didn't perfectly match. That puts a metal roof within our budget and we are really excited. Please pray for us as we start to line up an electrician, plumber and HVAC person to come in once the house is dried in.

Thanks for your prayers and for checking up on us. Please let us hear from you when you have a chance!

Love, Stephanie

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