Hello again! What with being elbow deep in berries and peaches, progress on our building has been slow. We have acquired many components, but have not had the time to put them all together. The roof received a bit of damage in a storm, and Keith was able to repair it. He has been continuing to work on the electrical as he can, and we are nearly to the point of being able to turn it on! We are hoping that this weeks sales will be enough that we can afford to pay the $300 deposit that the power company is going to require (isn't THAT crazy??) and then we'll be electrified!! That will be a big hurdle, and we can then start putting some of the other pieces into place, like drywall and flooring and paint! Of course, it doesn't help with creating more hours in the day or hands to do the work. Anyone want to come and donate some hours to the project?
It sometimes feels that we will never get this thing going, and I have accepted that it may not be done in time for this year's season at all. Then, the very next day, hope will have returned, and I start thinking that maybe, just MAYBE, if everything went well, we might be able to open mid Sept. Either way, it will be open at just the right time according to God's plan for it all. I just have to remember to "let go and let God".
Here is a picture of the front door. Looks a bit less like a barn now, anyway! You can't see them here, but there are also gutters up now that weren't before, and we are making use of the refrigerator already.