Catch-up post 1


WOW! It has been a LONG time since our last post. SOOOO sorry. 😥 Apparently we have been a bit busy. So, let’s see if we can get you caught up to the life of the Yons in Kenya.

Let’s see we last left you when we were doing some electrical installations in the ground floor of the building. ALOT has happened since then.

After installing all of the pipes for electrical and plumbing, plastering began on the walls

Plaster1

Plaster starts out very thick

Plaster2

After each of the 3 coats get thinner, a final very thin coat is applied with lime to make sanding and painting easier

 

Then ceilings, built-in wardrobes and cabinets

Ceiling1

Ceiling2Plastic Ceilings upstairs and plaster ceilings downstairs

Wardobe

Built-in wardrobes for every bedroom. Each child will have their own storage space

Cabinet

Upstairs Kitchen Cabinets

Then came the floor and paint

Floor2

Floor Leveling

Floor4

Tile went in the kitchen, bathrooms, and all common areas in the house

Floor3

Red oxide concrete flooring went in all bedrooms and veranda (front porch)

Paint

Painting – this color turned out to be too bright, so we toned it down a bit

Finally, a lot of cleaning was done upstairs so that we could move in near the end of August. Yeah!

Jason’s parents came to visit just in time after we moved and stayed with us for 2 weeks.

family

We had a great time with mom and dad for 2 weeks

 

After Jason’s parents went back home, we began to finish the downstairs and the exterior of the building. This phase of the project has been slower as there are a lot of little things to do and our contractor has not been sending as many workers because it is mostly little detailed things to finish here and there.

We also had a major headache with our solar water heating system. But that’s another story. Feel free to read it if you’d like.

Our family has now finally settled in the home and the kids have started back with homeschooling. Aubrey is really enjoying working in the garden growing all kinds of vegetables for us and the orphan family to come.

We are taking the next few weeks to travel to some other children’s homes to do some more research about how we can best minister to the children who are coming VERY soon!

exterior

Current exterior photo

Feel free to check out some photos of the inside of the house in our Gallery.

 

 

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