Sunday, April 13, 2008

Updates for 2008


Wow-hard to believe we're already into April. It's been a busy and good year so far. The year started out with Tracy and I in Bahia Asuncion. With the help of some friends, we've done a major face-lift on the casita. Some of the major improvements so far this year include:
  • a new roof
  • new electrical outlets, lights, switches, and wiring
  • new stove and refrigerator
  • new windows
  • drywall in one bedroom
  • hot water heater
  • tinaco (water tank)
  • and a horse shoe pit
On the next trip, I plan on installing a new vanity and sink in the bathroom and also new saltillo tile. I'm also debating on digging a new septic tank as well. And finally, we'd like to plaster the outside of the bathroom. Otherwise, I think most of the improvements will be cosmetic.

While it's easy for me to get caught up in all the improvements I have planned for the casita, the reality of having a baby in August are starting to set in. We had a few scares recently but the doctor has promised that all is well and to expect a healthy baby. And it will be a baby boy. Tracy and I have a name picked out but will save announcing it until a later date.

Today, we set up our new crib and assembled the stroller. Grandma and Grandpa Judy and Jim put a big dent in our gift registry and we are so excited. Tracy and I are so grateful for the generosity of our families. We really are blessed and we know it. At the same time, we try and share our blessings with others.

Just wanted to put a few thoughts down while they were on my mind.