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Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Lake Place has a Foundation!

It's been a while since I've updated our progress at the lake place...

And that would be because Life at the Lake moves SLOW!!!!  Agonizingly slow!

We have bulldozed and cleared land, laid a driveway, drilled for water, dug a septic system and plugged into the sun... all the while dreaming of the day we could break ground for our log home.

Hallelujah!  That day is here!

(The dream might have given us a gray hair or two, just sayin')

To get you up to speed, here's a rundown of the last few months.  After choosing Satterwhite Log Homes as our builder we got busy working on log home plans...

and then got ourselves a Building Permit (or Development Certificate as it is called here in backwoods country!)...

and finally we were ready to break ground and get that foundation in!   I might have a few pics... (or twenty)...

Ready for concrete!!

Right about here the concrete guys gave me an old nail and said
"Time to sign it."
  I was unprepared for the moment... Should it be a handprint?  Just our initials?  Definitely the date... Maybe our favorite verse?  

And the concrete wasn't waiting!  So, here goes...

It's official... We have a foundation!

And the plan, per our concrete team, was to come back the following week to finish the porches and carport foundation.

That was the plan...

And then it rained.

And rained.

And rained some more. In Texas. In the summer.
Wrong. Very Wrong...

And then, just when we thought things were drying out, a tiny dark cloud formed over our place.  The radar shows that little dot of rain and mayhem popping up out of nowhere... it dumped an inch of rain before the weatherman even knew it was there!

What we learned about patience this summer could fill a book.
I might not want to mention that our concrete team took another (BIG) job in a drier locale and found themselves tied up until this week past.

Eventually, though, the plan seemed to come together 
( I may not want to mention that we got a wee-bit ugly with our concrete team,
truly, waiting 10 weeks to pour porches seemed a little excessive...)

From June 29th to September 11th...
Not exactly the timetable we planned,
but the foundation is in!

Sometimes (almost always) the dream is worth the wait!
If you are stuck in the rain and mayhem of the unexpected,
don't let it drown out the dream,
it really is worth all the hair-pulling, teeth-grinding, stomach-knotting moments...

Keep moving forward.  The sun is bound to come out sooner or later!

Now let's have us a log-raising!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Exciting Breakthrough for Cancer Fighters!

Have you heard about the China Study?

Well, let me tell ya... it is a game-changer!  And I can hardly wait to share the good news.  Actually I was going to wait for the 31 Day Challenge in October to begin... but how to wait??

For anyone struggling with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or a myraid of many other devastating illnesses this study is a must-read.

In a nutshell, the China Study is the most comprehensive, long-term study on the relationship between our diet and disease, especially cancer...

... and we are going to tear into it come October!  Our 31 Day Challenge for 2017  {so excited}

But until then, here's something to hang on to... There is Hope.

So. Much. Hope.

The China Study doesn't just tell us about the connection between our diet and disease, it reveals the way to stop and in many cases even reverse these deadly diseases.  And it is so very do-able!

Come join us October 1st... I promise you won't be disappointed!

To Health, to Life, to the Fight.

All My Love,